Tue. Sep 26th, 2023

A Florida mother and son were each arrested on attempted murder charges Tuesday after police accused them of attacking a man outside of a smoke shop near their Homestead home.

According to Miami-Dade police, the attack happened just after 11 p.m. on April 8.

Police said, 26-year-old Ronald George Senf III had been in a verbal argument with the man outside L&M Smoke Shop, located at 29621 SW 162nd Ave. in the Leisure City area.

According to an arrest report, after a few minutes of arguing, Senf walked away, but soon came back with a baseball bat — and his mother.

Surveillance footage showed Senf swinging the baseball bat at the man, police said.

As the man attempted to defend himself, Senf’s mother, 46-year-old Raquel Esmeralda Delgado, walked behind the victim and stabbed him in the back with an “unknown tool,” the arrest report states.

Police apprehended Senf and Delgado at their home on Southwest 298th Terrace on Tuesday, according to the report.

The report states that Delgado admitted to stabbing the victim.

While a confession was redacted from the report, police said Delgado told detectives that after the verbal argument, Senf had ran home to tell her about the argument before the two went back to the smoke shop.

Senf declined to speak to police without an attorney.

The mother-son pair were both taken to the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center on attempted first-degree murder charges.

Senf also faced a charge of criminal mischief after police said he swung the baseball bat at the store’s glass door after the victim ran back inside, causing it to shatter.

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By Buffy Gunner

Independent Journalist + Business Owner | Lover of all things true crime. Mantra: Only YOU can be YOU. | Los Angeles Born | buffygunner@illicitdeeds.com