Records show missing woman’s estranged husband served time for murder in Virginia


WINTER SPRINGS, Fla. — Channel 9 has been digging into Cory Hill’s court records and confirmed Hill was sentenced with second-degree murder back in 1993.


Hill was sentenced to 20 years in a Virginia jail on those charges.

Earlier Tuesday, Shakeira Rucker’s family said Hill had a criminal history and said his violent past came as a shock to them.

“He had like a history we never knew,” Dedra Rucker said. “He was supposed to be a man of God in the church. We never knew.”

Channel 9 will continue to look into Hill’s criminal records and will provide more details on Eyewitness News.

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The estranged husband of a missing Winter Springs woman was named a person of interest in her disappearance, the Winter Springs Police Department said Tuesday.

Police said Shakeira Rucker’s children last saw her leaving her Winter Springs home at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday with Cory Hill, her estranged husband, to an unknown destination.

Hill was arrested on attempted murder charges in a separate case a day later.

Police said Rucker’s family has not seen or heard from her since Saturday, and they believe she could be in danger.

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Shortly after 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Orange County deputies said they responded to a report that Hill approached another woman and her family members with a gun and fired shots.

Deputies said Hill fled that scene and was later arrested by Mount Dora police on charges of attempted murder.

Anyone with information about Rucker’s whereabouts is asked to contact Winter Springs police Investigator Tracy Fugate by calling 407-327-6561 or emailin tfugate@winterspringsfl.org.

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Jason Kelly

Jason Kelly, WFTV.com

Jason Kelly joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2014. He serves as the station's Digital Executive Producer.

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