Man Charged With Stabbing Both Parents During Thanksgiving Dinner: Report

A Thanksgiving dinner went completely awry when a Florida man stabbed his parents as horrified dinner guests watched from the next room.

Edwin Daugherty, 34, reportedly turned a knife on his parents as a fight erupted among the family members in the family’s Port Orange home Thursday.

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As an argument between Daugherty and his mother Patsy Daugherty, 72, escalated, he reportedly put the woman in a headlock, WKMG reported. When his father, Thomas Daugherty, 76, tried to stop him, the younger Daugherty allegedly plunged a steak knife into his chest several times.

Then, as Patsy Daugherty rushed in to help her husband, she was stabbed as well.

Daugherty was later taken into custody near the home. A bloody knife was also recovered nearby.

His parents were reportedly taken to the Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach, where Thomas Daugherty was listed in serious-to-critical condition and his wife was in serious condition.

Their son was booked into Volusia County Jail on two charges of attempted felony murder. His bond was denied, and he remains jailed.

Information on his legal representation was not immediately available Friday. The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately return a request for comment from

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The cause of the argument that led to the stabbing has not yet been revealed.

Daugherty was previously arrested in 2011 on battery and grand theft auto charges, according to jail records.

He was arrested again in 2013 on a charge of hiding from authorities, according to WKMG.

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