Accused Murderer Takes Plea Deal

WALTON COUNTY, Fla - A Santa Rosa Beach man accused of attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend's mother has accepted a plea deal in the case. 

According to the State Attorney's office, Joseph Moll went to see his ex-girlfriend at her mother's home on June 15, 2016. When the mother confronted him, Moll allegedly used a pocket knife to cut her throat. Moll confessed to Walton County Deputies that he was going for the jugular vein and was going to wait for her to bleed out. The mother was treated and released from a local hospital. 

Moll was charged with Attempted First Degree Premeditated Murder with a Deadly Weapon as a Habitual Felony Offender. 

Moll will be sentenced on April 18, 2017. He faces a sentence of  up to life in prison. 

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