Man charged with murder of woman, daughter over alleged ‘honor killing’
A man has been charged with killing a 19-year-old woman, and another woman has been arrested after a man allegedly beat a 10-year old girl, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff’s officials said a 21-year year-old man was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday after the incident happened at their home on North Waffle Creek Road in Punta Gorda.
Authorities said a woman, 19, and her daughter were visiting from the nearby town of Gadsden when they were attacked on Sunday.
The victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The victim’s 10-month-old daughter was also hospitalized, but was released.
Officials said a 17-year, 10-months-old girl was also at the home.
The sheriff’s office said the attack happened when the child was in the care of her grandmother and her mother.
The mother and grandmother were taken to jail on Monday, but both were released later.
The child was released Tuesday morning.