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.