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Man charged with murder after stabbing wife in Oldsmar home

Detectives from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are conducting a homicide investigation in Oldsmar. The investigation began on Sunday, November 22, 2020.

According to investigators, deputies were dispatched to 1707 Azalea Court in Oldsmar to make contact with 47-year-old Lynn Dinkins. Deputies located Dinkins inside the residence and she was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Detectives were seeking to question the victim’s husband, 52-year-old Robbie Dinkins, as a person of interest in the case. Detectives were unable to locate Robbie.

The victim’s gray Hyundai Sonata with Florida license plate number PWRT14 was missing and detectives were attempting to locate it. The trunk has a star sticker on the left side next to the word “Sonata.”

He is described as a bald black male standing 5’7” tall and weighing approximately 230 pounds.

Investigators say, through various investigative techniques, they were able to identify Robbie Dinkins as the suspect. Detectives located Dinkins and the Hyundai Sonata at the Wawa gas station at Belcher Road and Gulf to Bay Boulevard at approximately 10:20 a.m.

Dinkins was transported to the Sheriff’s Administration Building located at 10750 Ulmerton Road in Largo where he was interviewed by detectives. Dinkins stated during the interview that he and the victim were arguing over alleged infidelity.  Dinkins stated the argument became physical at which time he stabbed the victim multiple times.  Dinkins admitted to the crime.

Dinkins was transported to the Pinellas County Jail where he is charged with Second Degree Murder.

Robbie Dinkins was released from the State of Florida prison system in December 2016 after a six year incarceration. He was been in and out of prison since 1990 for charges ranging from drug possession, robbery, battery, and burglary.

Deputies on-scene conducting death investigation

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