Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-098

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 25, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Son Attacks Mom In Domestic Dispute

    Son has been charged with attempted 2nd degree murder after domestic dispute this morning.
    • Thursday
    • March 25, 2010
    • Time: 5:30 AM
    • 1221 Dragon Head Dr
    • Valrico
    Victim:

    Joni King, DOB 9-15-63
    1221 Dragon Head Drive
    Valrico

    Suspect:

    Terence King, DOB 8-26-83
    1221 Dragon Head Drive
    Valrico

    Charge:

    Attempted 2nd Degree Murder

    At approximately 5:30 a.m., deputies responded to domestic call at the address of 1221 Dragon Head Drive in Valrico. When deputies arrived they discovered the victim with severe lacerations to her head, body and one eye that was severely injured. Fire Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to Tampa General hospital. The suspect was taken into custody at the scene.

    It appears that the victim and her son got into a verbal argument which escalated to the point that the son grabbed some ceramic floor tiles and attacked his mother cutting her about her body and head. According to the victim, the argument started because she confronted her son about his using drugs








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