Woman's throat slashed by daughter's boyfriend, deputies say


Published: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 11:08 p.m.

A woman had her throat slit early Sunday morning by her teenage daughter's boyfriend, investigators say, after her daughter lured her into the garage of their Ocala home.

The attacker then went into the home, held the knife to the girl's father's throat and threatened to kill him, but instead was persuaded to take the bleeding woman to a hospital, according to the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

The 15-year-old boyfriend dropped the woman at the emergency room at Munroe Regional Medical Center, where hospital officials called the Sheriff's Office. The woman was then transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center, where she works as a physical therapist, and underwent life-saving surgery.

The father was uninjured, according to Marion sheriff's spokesman Judge Cochran.

Cochran said the incident occurred at about 5 a.m. at a home on Northwest 55th Place. The juveniles were arrested hours later. The Star-Banner is withholding the names of all involved because the accused are juveniles.

An arrest affidavit states that at first the teen told detectives that he was walking by the house, heard the commotion and went to investigate.

The boy then later told detectives that he and the 13-year-old girl planned the attack last week, reports state. The boy then laid out the entire plan, from beginning to end, for detectives in a recorded interview. He said they first talked on the telephone and then on Facebook, working on details of where the “ambush” would take place. They both decided that the garage would be the best place.

The girl had him take off his shoes when he came into the house because they made noise. She helped him find a knife in the kitchen before hiding him in the garage, the teen told detectives.

The boyfriend told the mother, after she had been lured into the garage, that he and the girl wanted to be together and that he could take care of the 13-year-old. He also told her that she should not have hit him with a stick previously.

The teen then slashed the woman across the neck with the kitchen knife, the report states, before going into the house to confront the woman's husband.

The teen drove the wounded woman to the hospital, making her promise along the way that he and her daughter could be together and that she would not sue him because of the incident.

Both teens were arrested on two counts each conspiracy to commit murder and one count each of attempted murder in the second degree. They were being held without bond at the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center.

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