- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he stabbed his father to death with a sword at his parents’ suburban Philadelphia home last month.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (https://bit.ly/1LV38rd ) reports that 26-year-old Eli Goodrich of Philadelphia waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday.

Authorities allege that he was on a weekly visit to his family’s Middletown Township home last month when his mother heard the two arguing.

Investigators allege that he told 67-year-old Alan Goodrich “You are not going to control my mind anymore. I have to kill you.”

Authorities said his mother came downstairs and found her husband sitting in a chair with a sword protruding from his stomach.

They allege that the defendant told her not to worry, that the sword was fake and “it collapses.”


Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, https://www.inquirer.com

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