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Man accused of mother's murder will be held without bail

Joshua Leon Carmona fatally beat 39-year-old Tahirih Lua D’Angelo with a baseball bat then stabbed her in the neck with a butcher knife at the townhouse where they lived, 6916 Hawthorne Trace Lane, according to an arrest report. [Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Joshua Leon Carmona fatally beat 39-year-old Tahirih Lua D’Angelo with a baseball bat then stabbed her in the neck with a butcher knife at the townhouse where they lived, 6916 Hawthorne Trace Lane, according to an arrest report. [Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]
Published Mar. 27, 2017

TAMPA — Joshua Carmona, the man accused of beating and stabbing his mother to death last week in Riverview, will stay in jail as the case against him moves through court.

A defense attorney announced in a brief hearing Monday morning that Carmona would not contest the state's request that he be held without bail. Hillsborough Circuit Judge Margaret Taylor subsequently issued an order that Carmona continue to be detained.

Carmona, 18, did not attend the hearing.

Prosecutors last week said that Carmona beat his mother, Tahirih Lua D'Angelo, 39, with a baseball bat in their Riverview townhouse before cutting her neck with a butcher knife.

He faces a charge of first-degree murder.