Police: Florida man strangled, stabbed woman and beat her 3 children

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FLORIDA — Titusville Police have arrested a man who is a suspect in the attempted murder and brutal battery that involved a mother and three children.

Hector Miguel Matos-Medina, 33, of Titusville was arrested on Saturday, September 16th 2017, and charged with two counts of Attempted Murder, Aggravated Child Abuse, Battery by Strangulation (Domestic Violence) and three counts of Child Abuse.

At approximately 10:00 AM on Saturday September 16th 2017, Police responded to a 911 call from a child who stated that someone was attacking their mother at a residence located on the 1300 block of Wilderness Lane.

The preliminary investigation has revealed that the suspect, who is known to the victims, strangled and stabbed the adult victim and battered the three children, including striking one of the children with an iron before leaving the scene.

All four victims were transported to a local hospital.

Within two hours, Titusville Police located and arrested the suspect.

Hector Miguel Matos-Medina is being held in the Brevard County Jail without bond.