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14-year-old arrested for stabbing father to death with spear

Posted at 5:18 PM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 17:18:34-05

TERRYTOWN, La. – A 14-year-old Lousiana boy is behind bars after he stabbed his father to death with a spear Wednesday, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

The teen called deputies to a home in the 2100 block of Browning Lane in Tarrytown around 10 a.m. and told officers he had just stabbed his father, sheriff's officials say.

When deputies arrived, they found a 50-year-old man inside the home who had been stabbed multiple times, WGNO reported.

The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

The officers arrested the victim's 14-year-old son and were able to identify the murder weapon, which the JPSO has described as a spear.

The victim and the arrested suspect have not yet been identified.