Adopted Ukrainian Son Charged With Murdering American Parents, Caught After Hourslong Manhunt
An adopted Ukrainian male has been charged with murdering his adoptive parents in Florida.
Dima Tower, 22, is accused of fatally stabbing both of his adoptive parents last week and then fleeing the gruesome scene. He fled in a vehicle when officers arrived then exited the vehicle and ran through a forest area. It took officers more than 7 hours to capture Tower. He was booked into the Sarasota County jail on murder charges.
A 22-year-old adopted from Ukraine as a teenager has been charged with murdering his adopted parents at their Florida home before leading police on an hourslong chase.
Dima Tower, who recently celebrated his birthday behind bars, was booked into the Sarasota County Jail on two counts of murder last week.
Local reports say Tower is accused of brutally stabbing his two adoptive parents, 49-year-old Robbie Tower and 51-year-old Jennifer Tower, in the home they lived in together in North Port, Florida. Relatives said the couple, unable to have children on their own, adopted Dima from an orphanage in Ukraine at age 14.
Robbie Tower’s uncle, Warren Rines, described the couple to the New York Post as “two really good, caring people.”
The couple, Robbie Tower, 49, and Jennifer Tower, 51, adopted Dima from a Ukrainian orphanage when he was 14 years old. Robbie’s uncle Warren Rines described the couple as caring people.