Man convicted of 1992 Suffolk murder, charged with murdering his estranged wife in Florida

Published 5:57 pm Friday, November 24, 2023

A man convicted in the 1992 murder of Dontwoine Everett in Suffolk is now charged with the murder of his estranged wife in Florida.

According to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Cory Hill, 51, is accused of murdering his estranged wife, Shakeira Rucker, and leaving her inside a storage in Apopka, Florida unit.

Rucker, a mother of four children, was last seen leaving her residence in Winter Springs, Florida, on Nov. 11 and was found a week later after deputies responded to Your Storage in Apopka, Florida, and while on-scene “smelled the distinct odor of human decomposition emanating” from the storage unit. When the unit was opened, deputies found Rucker dead with a dispensed shell casing in her hair. Documents provided to deputies by the facility indicated Hill had leased the unit.


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On Nov. 12, Rucker and Hill were seen on video entering the storage facility. However, according to the arrest warrant, Hill left the facility without Rucker. Hill told family members he dropped Rucker off in Winter Springs. However, the warrant says that was disproven by his cell phone data and Rucker not being seen leaving the storage facility with Hill.

On Nov. 12, the warrant also alleges Hill “attempted to kill the female he had an extramarital affair with.

“The fired cartridge casings linked to the firearm Hill used in the attempted murder case matched the fired cartridge casings found near Shakeria Rucker’s body,” the warrant reads.

Hill, who was in an Orange County jail on unrelated charges, reportedly invoked his rights and did not cooperate with authorities.

In 1992, Hill confronted Everett, who he believed stole his vehicle with his infant daughter inside. Hill believed Everett tossed the infant in a ditch and confronted Everett at his home on Chisolm Lane, where, according to court documents, Hill shot Everett after the two engaged in an argument.Hill was sentenced to serve 20 years in prison for the crime.

According to records, Hill was released in 2015 and moved to Orlando in 2016.

Rucker leaves behind four children, ages 7, 9, 16 and 18. Rucker’s sister has started a GoFundMe account for her kids, which has raised over $30,000 as of Thursday.