1 Dead in Double Stabbing in Georgetown; Son Charged
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014 at 10:09 p.m.
Original: Jan. 19, 2014 at 10:18 a.m.
LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — An elderly man has died after a double stabbing in Georgetown early Sunday morning in what police say is a domestic fight between the couple and their son.
Police said 88-year-old Leroi Elliott was stabbed to death and his 81-year-old wife, Vaughan Elliot, was wounded inside their home in the 3300 block of Q Street NW around 6:30 a.m.
Vaughan was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The couple’s son, identified as 56-year-old Bradford Nelson Elliott, also lived in the home and was taken to the hospital for hand injuries.
Bradford, according to police, had a history of mental illness, but they didn’t describe the specific nature of his illness. He has been charged with first-degree murder.
Police say Leroi suffered an undetermined number of stab wounds. He was found unconscious in an upstairs bedroom.