Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 14-174 (14-158)

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • May 9, 2014
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    • 813-247-8060

    UPDATE: Man Arrested For Hitting Ex-Roommate With Baseball Bat

    Suspect charged with Manslaughter with a Weapon.
    • Friday
    • May 9, 2014
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • 8105 Tanglewood Ln.
    • Tampa, FL

    UPDATE: The victim, Omar Mahieddine, died from his injuries sustained in this incident. The suspect, Anthony Catalano, is now being charged with Manslaughter with a Weapon.



    Anthony Dominic Catalano
    DOB: 03/19/1983
    8105 Tanglewood Ln.
    Tampa, FL

    Charges: Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon
                    Manslaughter with a Weapon


    Omar Santiago Mahieddine (deceased)
    DOB: 01/31/1984
    1208 E. 99th Ave.
    Tampa, FL


    On April 26, 2014 just before 12:30 p.m., the victim arrived at 8105 Tanglewood Ln. to retrieve some personal items. The victim had moved out of the home last week, but still had a key to open the home. The victim used his key to unlock the front door and upon entering, was met by the suspect. The suspect walked up to the victim with a wooden baseball bat in his hand. The suspect and victim engaged in a verbal dispute, which led to the suspect striking the victim in the head with the bat. Deputies were called to the
    scene and upon arrival, found the victim suffering from life-threatening injuries and the suspect waiting in the home. The victim was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital in critical condition. The suspect was interviewed by deputies and admitted to the offense. He was arrested and transported to Orient Road Jail.

    On April 28, 2014, the victim died from his injuries. On May 9, 2014, the suspect was charged with Manslaughter with a Weapon.
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