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.