TAMPA – A Tampa woman is expected to recover after her adult son reportedly stabbed her 18 times.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reports that 47-year-old Donald Steven Carr used three different knives to stab 71-year-old Swanniee Squier at their home Sunday night.
The woman was taken to a nearby hospital, where she remained Monday.
Deputies say Carr also stabbed a pet cat, which died.
Carr was arrested and charged with attempted murder and cruelty to animals. He is being held without bail.
Carr reportedly has a history of mental illness.
Jail records didn’t say whether Carr had an attorney.