Not guilty plea from man who confessed to stabbing his father

Not guilty plea from man who confessed to stabbing his father

Not guilty plea from man who confessed to stabbing his father

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by Mike Gertzman

azfamily.com

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 8 at 4:48 PM

EL MIRAGE, Ariz. -- An El Mirage man, who confessed to stabbing his father, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a charge of second-degree murder.

In April, According to court documents, Albert Rodriguez Arias, 47, told the staff at the El Mirage police station about the stabbing and said that his father needed help.

Arias had blood on his arms and hands. He told police he stabbed his father numerous times because he was tired of being abused by his father. Police said Arias told them that his father had abused him for many years.

Arias said he stabbed his father with a knife and the knife broke off inside of him. Apparently it happened when Arias and his father got into an argument in the kitchen of their home near Grand Avenue and Thunderbird Road.

As Arias was turning himself in, his mother called 911. "Her son had left the residence, and ran over to the police department, talked to officers, let them know that there had been an altercation at the home, that officers needed to respond to the house," according to Detective Kim Walden with the El Mirage Police Department.

When investigators arrived at the Arias home they found the victim lying on the kitchen floor bleeding. He had approximately six stab wounds to his body. Investigators also found the broken knife described by Arias.

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