- Associated Press - Monday, December 7, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A 22-year-old central Florida man faces a first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of his father.

Police say Cesar Benitez-Hernandez told them he shot his 48-year-old father who has the same name early Saturday following a fight.

Orlando police spokeswomen Wanda Ford and Michelle Guido say officers were called to the home to investigate a stabbing. They found the son with “superficial” knife wounds to his hand and upper leg. His father had been fatally shot.

The Orlando Sentinel (https://bit.ly/1Rznlnz ) reports the son was treated and released at a hospital before being interviewed by police. But investigators didn’t buy his self-defense theory. He was arrested.

It’s not known whether he’s hired an attorney.

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Information from: Orlando Sentinel, https://www.orlandosentinel.com/

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