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St. Tammany Parish detectives arrest a son for allegedly stabbing his father to death

8 months 2 weeks 3 days ago Friday, January 10 2020 Jan 10, 2020 January 10, 2020 9:09 AM January 10, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

ST. TAMMANY PARISH - Detectives with St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office say they've arrested a suspect in connection with a murder that occurred early Friday morning in the Natchez Trace neighborhood, near Covington. 

Deputies say 28-year-old Juan Amaya is behind bars for stabbing and killing his father.

Shortly after 6:15 a.m., deputies responded to a call regarding a domestic disturbance between a father and son and found the victim, 58-year-old Jose Amaya, lying in the driveway of a neighbor's home, bleeding heavily from multiple stab wounds.

He was taken to an area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

Amaya's son, Juan, was in a heated argument with his father when he stabbed him multiple times.   

Juan has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on one count of second-degree murder. 

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