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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-119

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 21, 2017
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    Homicide Investigation

    Detectives arrested Joshua Carmona for the murder of his mother.
    • Monday
    • March 20, 2017
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • 6916 Hawthorne Trace Lane
    • Riverview, Florida


    Joshua Leon Carmona
    DOB: 05-15-1998
    6916 Hawthorne Trace Lane
    Riverview, FL


    • First Degree Murder


    Tahirih Lua D'Angelo
    DOB: 03/20/1978
    6916 Hawthorne Trace Lane
    Riverview, FL


    Hillsborough County, FL - On March 20th, 2017 at approximately 12 pm, Joshua Carmona willfully struck his mother Tahirih Lua D'Angelo with a baseball bat knocking her to the floor or her residence at 6916 Hawthorne Trace. Joshua Carmona then took a butcher knife and stabbed his mother in the neck and then fled the scene in a Nissan Sentra. D'Angelo died at the scene.

    At approximately 9:30 pm, a deputy observed Carmona driving the Nissan on I-275 and Hillsborough Avenue. A traffic stop was conducted and Carmona was transported to the HCSO Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB). While en-route to CIB, Carmona made a spontaneous statement that he had killed his mother.

    During the interview with detectives, Carmona admitted he had planned on killing his mother and step-father for some time. Carmona went on to admit that he killed his mother and fled the scene.

    Carmona was charged with First Degree Murder and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail with no bond.

    The investigation continues.

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