Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-062

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 24, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813-247-8059

    Son Attacks Mother With Hatchet

    Man faces Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon charges.
    • Thursday
    • February 24, 2011
    • Time: 7:46 AM
    • 6639 Winding Oak Drive
    • Tampa, FL

    Victims:

    Janice Weir
    DOB 1-31-54
    6639 Winding Oak Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Shirley Rhicard
    DOB 9-16-32
    6639 Winding Oak Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Suspect:

    Marshall C. Tudhope
    DOB 12-2-88
    6639 Winding Oak Drive
    Tampa, FL

    Charges:

    Attempted First Degree Murder
    Aggravated Assault With A Deadly Weapon

    Details:

    At approximately 7.46 a.m. deputies responded to 6639 Winding Oak Drive in Tampa in reference to an assault at that address. When deputies arrived they discovered two victims, Janice Weir and her mother Shirley Rhicard inside the residence. Weir had lacerations to her head, hands, and face and was immediately transported by Fire Rescue to St. Joseph’s Hospital where she is listed in critical condition. The suspect, Marshall Tudhope which is the son of Janice Weir and grandson of Shirley Rhicard for an unknown reason attacked his mother with a hatchet and while the assault was occurring, the suspect threatened to kill his grandmother with the same hatchet. Immediately following the attack, the suspect left the residence walking and was located by deputies in the area of Logan Gate and Citrus Valley. The suspect was taken into custody without incident and transported to Orient Road jail charged with Attempted First Degree Murder and Aggravated Assault with a deadly weapon.
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