Santa Rosa Beach man arrested for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend’s Mother

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla— “I tried to kill her.” That statement told to Walton County Sheriff’s Office Investigators by 34-year-old Joseph Shawn Moll who admitted to attacking his ex-girlfriend’s mother with a pocket knife on Wednesday.

Joseph Shawn Moll

Joseph Shawn Moll

On the morning of June 15th, Moll went to the victim’s residence on Country Club Drive in Santa Rosa Beach to visit her daughter. When confronted by the victim about being in the home Moll took out his pocket knife and cut the victim’s throat. He told investigators he “cut the victim’s throat not once, but twice.” He also told investigators “he was going for the jugular vein” and “was going to wait for her to bleed out.”

When first responders arrived at the residence Moll was still at the scene and was taken into custody. The victim was transported with non-life threatening injuries and was later released from the hospital.

After his confession to investigators Moll was arrested on attempted murder charges and transported and booked into the Walton County Jail

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