‘Sad and Tragic’: NY man kills father with meat cleaver during heated argument

1 month ago

Yonkers news, New York news.

A New York man was charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly ended an argument with his father in a gruesome murder.

47-year-old August Velasco was reportedly fighting with his 76-year-old father inside their Yonkers home Tuesday afternoon when he grabbed a meat cleaver and stabbed the old man “multiple times.”

The father suffered fatal wounds to the face, head, hands, and back. He died at the scene.

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  • Velasco’s lawyer asked for a psychiatric evaluation of the suspect while Yonkers Police Sgt. Frank DiDomizio revealed that no prior incidents were reported at the house.

    “It is a sad and tragic incident when an individual takes the life of another, a sentiment which is only amplified when there is a family relation connecting them,” said Police Commissioner Christopher Sapienza.

    “I applaud our Police Officers and Detectives for their quick response and thoroughness throughout this investigation.”