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Ocala Teens Held In Throat-Slashing Attack

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Two Ocala teenagers accused in a throat-slashing attack on the girl's mother will remain in juvenile detention.

Circuit Judge David Eddy on Monday set a March 18 arraignment hearing for the 15-year-old boy and 13-year-old girl who are said to have planned to attack the girl's family so they could be together.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1ltveZO ) reports the attack happened early Sunday when the girl lured her mother into the garage, where the boy was waiting with a kitchen knife. After slashing the mother's throat, the boy went into the master bedroom and confronted the father. Instead, he was convinced to drive the mother to the hospital, where she is now recovering.

The parents opposed the relationship.

The judge appointed public defenders to represent both teens.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/


Associated Press News Release

OCALA, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 15-year-old boy is accused of slitting the throat of his girlfriend's mother.

The Ocala Star-Banner (http://bit.ly/1ejIYBv ) reports the woman is recovering after life-saving surgery on Sunday.

Deputies say the woman's 13-year-old daughter lured the woman into the garage early Sunday, where the boyfriend attacked her. He went inside and held the knife to the father's throat but was persuaded to take the bleeding woman to the hospital.

According to an arrest affidavit, the teen dropped her off at the emergency room and hospital officials called the sheriff's office.

The teens were arrested hours later. The boy told authorities that he and his girlfriend planned the attack because they wanted to be together. They each face conspiracy to commit murder and attempted second-degree murder charges.

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Information from: Ocala (Fla.) Star-Banner, http://www.starbanner.com/


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