In many altercations, there are only two people who truly know what happened. However, when one dies as a result of injuries sustained in an assault, it can be difficult for Maryland investigators to determine who actually escalated the altercation to a point where lethal violence ensued. In a recent arrest, police have claimed that a man stabbed his own father to death outside of their home, which has led them to suspect that the man is guilty of murder.
Police were called to the scene after a neighbor reported that their was an ongoing fight occurring. When police arrived, they came into contact with a 61-year-old man who was slumped over on the porch. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police took into custody the victim’s son, who was standing in the yard when police arrived. The 31-year-old man surrendered without any resistance. It is anticipated that murder charges will be issued against the man in the next few days however, it is unclear if prosecutors have reviewed the evidence at this time.
What transpired in this altercation that stemmed fatal consequences? Only two people truly know, one which has now passed away and another who has been arrested. Missing from the initial release is sufficient information that will support Maryland authorities’ position that the younger man was the initial aggressor in the alleged assault. Despite the initial contentions of police and the charges that are expected to be filed, there may yet to be another side of the story, one that may show that the man was merely defending himself and that his response to the violence perpetrated onto him may have been justified as a result.
Source: The Baltimore Sun, Mount Airy man arrested Monday on charges that he murdered his father, Mary Carole McCauley, Sept. 2, 2013
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