Published: Oct 11, 2010 11:00 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 11, 2010 8:00 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A Tampa woman was 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 was being held without bail.

Carr reportedly has a history of mental illness.

Jail records didn't say whether Carr had an attorney.