Boy accused of stabbing death of abusive stepfather

Boy accused of stabbing death of abusive stepfather

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) – A Fairfield boy is under suspicion of stabbing his 45-year-old stepfather to death as the man tried to beat the boy’s mother.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the wife of the man called 911 on Sunday to report she could not wake her husband. Police say they arrived at the scene and found the man was stabbed multiple times on his side.

Police say the couple was involved in an argument that became physical when the boy went to the kitchen and came back with a knife, which he used to defend his mother.

The boy has not been arrested, or charged at this time.

Police say the victim had a history of domestic violence.

Officials are not releasing the age of the suspect due to his youth.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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