Deputies: 18-year-old says he woke up, decided to kill his mother

Florida teen accused of beating, stabbing mom to death on her birthday


RIVERVIEW, Fla. – An 18-year-old is accused of using a baseball bat and a butcher knife to kill his mother on her birthday, Hillsborough County sheriff's officials said.

Sheriff's spokesman Larry McKinnon said in a news release that Tahirih Lua D'Angelo, 39, was killed in her townhome Monday.

Joshua Leon Carmona was booked into jail early Tuesday and faces a first-degree murder charge.

Carmona told investigators that he woke up Monday and decided to kill his mother, officials said.

An arrest affidavit said that after Carmona killed his mother, he took her car and picked up his 3-year-old half-sister at her day care center.

By then, deputies had found D'Angelo's body and were looking for the car.

Carmona was arrested without incident.