Man dies from 8-year-old gunshot wounds; murder charge filed

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 07, 2018, 10:53 AM EST

A man has been charged with first-degree murder eight years after the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said the crime was committed.

  • James Riddle was already serving 38-year sentence
  • Aaron Reny has died from injuries in February 2010 shooting
  • Riddle was charged Monday with first-degree murder

Authorities said the victim recently died from gunshot wound complications.

James Riddle, 43, was already serving a sentence with the Florida Department of Corrections after the Feb. 4, 2010, slaying of John Roland. The homicide happened on 57th Avenue North in unincorporated St. Petersburg.

During that incident, Aaron Reny was shot multiple times and treated at a hospital.

At the time, Riddle was charged with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder. He pleaded guilty to the charges in October 2012 and was given a 38-year sentence.

The Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Reny died on Jan. 13 "due to delayed complications of multiple gunshot wounds." He was 37 years old.

The latter charge against Riddle was upgraded to first-degree murder on Monday.