Hillsborough County
Chad Chronister, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 17-251

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • June 16, 2017
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    Man Charged With Attempted First Degree Murder

    The man had been in a recent dating relationship with the victim's wife.
    • Thursday
    • June 15, 2017
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • 13728 Ogakor Drive
    • Riverview, FL

    Arrested:


    Jose Alberto Casanova
    DOB: 6/29/80
    3726 Lowry Court
    Tampa, FL

    Charge: Attempted Murder in the First Degree

    Victim:

    Allen O'Neal
    DOB: 4/13/61
    10314 Zackary Circle
    Riverview, FL

    Details:

    On June 15, 2017 at approximately 6:36 a.m., Jose Casanova ambushed Allen O'Neal in a parking lot located at 10314 Zackary Circle in Riverview. Casanova had a sharp object in his right hand, which was wrapped in a cloth, and used it to stab the victim in the left torso. The victim was taken to Tampa General Hospital and treated for the injury. The victim's wife had been in a recent dating relationship with Casanova.

    Detectives located Casanova later that day at 13728 Ogakor Drive in Riverview. He was arrested without incident and charged with Attempted Murder in the First Degree. Post-Miranda, Casanova admitted to engaging in a physical confrontation with the victim.

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