MARION COUNTY, Fla. - Channel 9 has learned detectives believe a teen girl and her boyfriend plotted to kill her parents in Ocala because the parents didn't want the couple together.
Yaquelin Don, 13, and Pedro Solis, 15, were arrested late Sunday afternoon after Solis cut the throat of Don's mother and then put the knife to her father's throat.
According to deputies, Solis and Don spent the weekend working out a murder plot. Solis hid in the garage of a home on 55th Place, while Don lured her mother, Luz Galvez, inside.
"The 13-year-old girl lured her mother into the garage, and at that point she was attacked," said Judge Cochran of the Marion County Sheriff's Office. "He slit her throat."
According to deputies, while Galvez struggled, Solis went into a bedroom and put the knife to the throat of Don's father.
After the father pleaded with Solis to help his wife, Solis took the injured woman to the hospital where he dropped her off, deputies said.
Deputies said Luz Galvez survived surgery and was able to provide details of the alleged attack to investigators.
"(It's) sort of frightening," said neighbor Cynthnie Pinder. "You just really never know what goes on inside an individual's home. You can't judge a book by its cover."
Don and Solis are both charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and one count of attempted murder in the second degree. Both are being held at the Marion County Detention Center without bond.