In One Day, Two Men Arrested for Killing Their Fathers

WASHINGTON — Two men are facing second-degree murder charges in the killings of their fathers in separate cases, D.C. Police say.

Seventy-one-year-old Dr. Harrison Spencer was found dead from multiple stab wounds in his home Wednesday evening, several media outlets report. Thirty-two-year-old Peter Michael Spencer called 911 saying he had killed his father after “voices” in his head told him to do it.

Harrison Spencer was a doctor who spent much of his career working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the University website. He also was a dean at Tulane.

Peter Spencer’s attorney, David Maxted, declined to comment.

Wednesday afternoon, 44-year-old Otis Byrd was stabbed to death outside Children’s National Medical Center.

Byrd’s son, 20-year-old Brandon Byrd, was arrested in the death. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.

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