Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

No bail for Dunedin woman held in son's stabbing

The woman accused of stabbing her teenage son at a doctor's office Saturday remained held without bail at the Pinellas County Jail after appearing in court Sunday morning.

Celeste Minardi faces attempted murder and concealed weapons charges.

Largo police said Minardi, 55, of Dunedin, repeatedly stabbed her 15-year-old son, Bradley Driscoll, during a supervised visitation at the office of Dr. Ronald Knaus, 1301 Seminole Blvd.

Neither Minardi nor Driscoll was being treated by any doctor at the Largo office, police said. Instead, the mother and son were using the office as a neutral site for visitation.

Bradley, a student at St. Petersburg High, is the son of longtime Gulfport city attorney Timothy Driscoll, who was married to Minardi from 1984 to 2005.

A divorce decree shows Driscoll got custody of Bradley, and Minardi was allowed supervised visits.

Court records show a protracted court battle including an allegation of domestic violence against Driscoll in August 2004. Within days of that accusation, Driscoll filed for divorce.

Bradley Driscoll was taken to Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg on Saturday with life-threatening injuries that included a stab wound to his abdomen and cuts to his face and neck. Police said that Minardi used an ornamental dagger and a drywall knife during the attack.

A hospital spokesman would not release information on Bradley's condition Sunday evening.

Rita Farlow can be reached at (727) 445-4162 or

No bail for Dunedin woman held in son's stabbing 03/23/08 [Last modified: Friday, March 28, 2008 7:48am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Rays blow another lead, lose rubber match to Orioles (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Orioles rallied past the Rays on Sunday, winning the rubber match of the three-game series 8-5.

    Baltimore Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop (6) scores in the eighth in the final game of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and AL East rival the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
  2. Tim Tebow heads back to Sunshine State with promotion to St. Lucie


    Tim Tebow is coming back to the Sunshine State.

    Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow looks out from the dugout before the team's game against the Augusta GreenJackets on April 6 in Columbia, S.C. Columbia defeated Augusta 14-7.
  3. 'Sharknado' coming to Tampa Theatre with director Q&A


    A movie about a tornado filled with man-eating sharks has to be better on the big screen, right? You'll have a chance to find out for yourself when the Syfy network's original Sharknado screens at Tampa Theatre.

    The original 'Sharknado,' which premiered in 2013, will screen at Tampa Theatre.
  4. Coast Guard airlifts man from fishing boat in Gulf of Mexico

    Public Safety

    A 27-year-old man was evacuated from a fishing boat in the Gulf of Mexico by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter Saturday night, authorities said.

  5. Trump: Not 'that far off' from passing health overhaul


    WASHINGTON — Making a final push, President Donald Trump said he doesn't think congressional Republicans are "that far off" on a health overhaul to replace "the dead carcass of Obamacare." Expressing frustration, he complained about "the level of hostility" in government and wondered why both parties can't work …

    President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing event for the "Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017" in the East Room of the White House, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) DCEV208