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October 23, 2014

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Son concocted story about father’s stabbing death, Henderson Police say

Homicide in Henderson

A 21-year-old man is in custody after his father was found dead Tuesday in their Henderson home.

Frank H. Nichols III called authorities about 11 a.m. Tuesday saying someone had assaulted his father inside the home in the 900 block of Ambusher Street, near Stephanie Street and Patrick Lane, according to a news release issued Tuesday afternoon by Henderson Police. Arriving officers found a man dead inside the home.

Nichols told police he was in the backyard when he heard yelling from inside the house. When he entered the home, Nichols told police, he saw a man dressed in black running out the front door. Nichols said he gave chase but could not catch the person. Officers searched the area and found no one.

A police investigation determined evidence at the scene did not support the intruder story. Nichols later told detectives he got into an argument with his father and stabbed him.

Nichols was booked into the Henderson Detention Center on one count of murder after he was treated at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals – Siena Campus for minor injuries sustained in the fight with his father, police said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity and cause of death after an autopsy.

The man’s death is the third homicide of 2013 in Henderson.

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