Father Questioned in Fatal Stabbing of Six-Year-Old

Sep 18, 2014 9:25 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A 6-year-old boy has been stabbed to death, and Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies say his father is in custody.

KCBS-TV reports sheriff's deputies were called to an unincorporated area near south Los Angeles early Thursday. It was there, they say, they found a man covered in blood and screaming incoherently.

Sheriff's Lt. Eddie Hernandez says deputies found the badly wounded boy in a trailer behind the house.

Deputies administered CPR before the child was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff's officials took the boy's father into custody for questioning Thursday. He was not immediately arrested but Hernandez says he is a suspect.

Neither his name nor the boy's were released, and authorities didn't immediately know of a motive for the attack.


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