Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 11-252

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • July 26, 2011
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Family Feud Leads To Attempted Murder Charge

    Man attacks son with a samurai sword.
    • Monday
    • July 25, 2011
    • Time: 7:11 PM
    • 1701 Skipper Road
    • Tampa, FL

    Suspect:


    Lawrence Luther Daniel
    DOB 12-22-59
    1701 Skipper Road, #1
    Tampa, FL

    Charge:

    • Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon
    • Attempted Murder

    Victim:

    Bruce Lee Daniel
    DOB 9-16-82
    1701 Skipper Road, #1
    Tampa, FL

    Details:

    On July 25, 2011 at approximately 7:00 p.m. at 1701 Skipper Road, Lot #1 (Breeze wood Mobile Home Park) the defendant (father) and victim (son) got into a verbal argument when the defendant attempted to kick the victim’s girlfriend out of the residence. The defendant became enraged and got a large sword and aggressively attacked the victim, swinging the sword in an attempt to strike the victim in the head and torso. The victim attempted to defend himself with a large stick (tree branch). The defendant swung the sword with such force it broke the stick as the victim attempted to ward off the attack. The victim was able to strike the defendant in the face with the stick in self defense. The defendant dropped the sword at which point the victim threw the sword to the side. The defendant then returned with two additional swords (Samurai) and again lunged at the victim violently. The defendant swung the swords with such force that had he made contact with the victim, the victim would have sustained life threatening injuries or death.
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