Brockton man charged with fatally stabbing father
BROCKTON (AP) -- A 21-year-old Brockton man has been charged with fatally stabbing his 44-year-old father.
The Plymouth district attorney’s office says Amilton Goncalves is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in connection with the death Monday night of Joaopedro Goncalves.
Authorities say father and son had an ongoing dispute throughout the day. The defendant allegedly struck his mother in the face earlier in the day. Authorities say when the father returned from the hospital where the mother was treated, the son confronted the father in front of the Louis Street home and stabbed him once in the chest. The victim was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m.
It’s not clear if the younger man has a lawyer.
The death was the city’s seventh homicide of the year.