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Man accused of stabbing and killing father in Pinal County

Posted at 10:45 AM, Feb 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-11 19:19:39-05

A 19-year-old man is accused of stabbing and killing his father, according to the Pinal County Sheriff's Office. 

Just before 9 p.m. on Friday night PCSO received a 9-1-1 call stating that 40-year-old Ricky Ricardo Hernandez had been stabbed. 

As deputies arrived, they found Ricky Ricardo Hernandez to have been stabbed in his chest and back and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Deputies say his girlfriend was also cut on the hand and taken to a local hospital for treatment. 

The son of the victim, 19-year-old Ricky Hernandez Jr. had fled the scene but was later located and arrested. 

He has been booked into the Pinal County Jail for Second-Degree Homicide and Domestic Violence Aggravated Assault.