Deputies: Man attacks his grandmother with a machete

PLANT CITY - A man is facing attempted first degree murder charges after attacking his grandmother with a machete Saturday afternoon, Hillsborough County Sheriff deputies say.

Anthony Griffith, 34, had gotten into a physical altercation with his grandmother, Barbara Harvey, 75. At some point during the altercation Griffith grabbed a machete and started to attack Harvey.

After attacking his grandmother, Griffith called 911 and confessed to cutting his grandmother.

Deputies say Harvey suffered deep lacerations to her face and upper body. She is currently in intensive care at a Tampa hospital.

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