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Two men charged in woman's death

The Spring Hill woman was shot in the head during a robbery at her apartment; two Brooksville men are under arrest.

By JAMIE JONES, Times Staff Writer
© St. Petersburg Times
published October 6, 2002

SPRING HILL -- A 24-year-old woman shot in her Spring Hill apartment early Friday died Saturday.

Hours after Jennifer Autumn Snead was pronounced dead at a St. Petersburg hospital, sheriff's investigators arrested two Brooksville men in the slaying.

Jacki Mulkey, 30, 216 Zoller St. and Cliffton Lamont Warren, 21, of 810 Continental Drive were charged with with first-degree murder and home invasion/armed robbery at about 7 p.m. on Saturday. Both were held at the Hernando County Jail without bail.

Investigators said Mulkey, known as "Jack the Ripper," and Warren, known as "Clif-Half Dead," went to Snead's Spring Hill apartment to buy cocaine shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday.

They knocked on the door of the Glen Oaks apartment on Omaha Circle, and a man staying there, Eddie Fagin, answered the door. Mulkey and Warren, dressed in black and wearing masks, stole jewelry worth $60 and an undetermined amount of cash from Fagin at gunpoint, authorities said.

During the robbery, Snead walked out of her bedroom wrapped in a bedspread and asked what was going on. One of the intruders shot Snead in the head, authorities said.

Investigators do not know which man killed Snead, said Lt. Joe Paez of the Sheriff's Office. Each said the other did it, Paez said.

The men left the apartment and departed with Jonathan Mathis, who had driven them there. He told investigators that Mulkey and Warren said no one was home.

Mathis later heard what happened to Snead and told investigators what he knew.

Paramedics found Snead lying in the hallway, breathing but unconscious. She was flown to Bayfront Medical Center and died at 11:59 a.m. Saturday.

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