Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Public safety

Temple Terrace woman, 31, held knife to son's throat, deputies say

TAMPA — A 31-year-old woman was arrested after she held a knife to her 13-year-old son's throat and threatened to kill him, officials said.

Michelle Vernice Morrison of Temple Terrace was arguing with her teenage son at about 11 p.m. Tuesday when she began to punch and hit the teen with an open hand in the face, chest and arm, deputies said.

Then, Morrison grabbed a knife and put it to her son's throat, deputies said. She told the boy she was going to kill him, deputies said.

A relative, who was in the home at the time, called 911.

Morrison has been charged with chid abuse and aggravated child abuse and is being held without bail, according to Hillsborough County records.

She has been arrested before. More than a decade ago, Morrison was charged with grand theft and driving without a valid driver's license, according to jail records.

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