El Mirage man gets 16 years in prison for father's stabbing death

Albert Rodriguez Arias

Albert Rodriguez Arias

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by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on February 15, 2013 at 12:39 PM

Updated Monday, Feb 18 at 8:29 PM

PHOENIX -- An El Mirage man who confessed to stabbing his father to death was sentenced Wednesday to 16 years in prison.

Albert Rodriguez Arias, 48, pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree murder in January.

Arias was arrested last April after he walked into the El Mirage police station and said he had stabbed his father multiple times.

Arias told police that he stabbed his 76-year-old father because he was tired of being abused.

Police went to the family's home near Grand Avenue and Thunderbird Road and found Arias' father on the floor with approximately six stab wounds.


 

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