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Florida Man Accused in Fatal Hammer Attack on Dad: Deputies

A 23-year-old central Florida man is accused of fatally beating his father with a hammer.

Polk County Sheriff's deputies say Vincent Moccia was watching television with his 52-year-old father Anthony Moccia III in the master bedroom of the family's Lakeland home on Thursday. His mother says she found him a short time later in the living room, crying and covered in blood.

The Ledger of Lakeland reports the son told his mother Ruby Moccia he "did something wrong.'' She went to the bedroom and found her husband on the bed also covered in blood. A ball-peen hammer was on the bed.

The father was taken to the hospital where he died.

Vincent Moccia faces first-degree murder charges and is being held without bail. It's not clear whether he has an attorney.

Copyright AP - Associated Press
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