Miami-Dade County, FL (February 18, 2019) - A 23-year-old named Jeffrey Castillo called 911 to report that he stabbed his stepfather on Sunday morning at their townhouse in the 3200 Block of Bird Road.
When police caught up with Castillo, they found him at a Mobil gas station with blood all over his hands. Castillo brought his knife to the gas station and dropped it on the ground while there.
When authorities responded to his stepfather’s home, they found him lying in the second-floor kitchen area, where he was bleeding with multiple stab wounds. The pain was so unbearable that he was unable to move or speak.
Castillo claimed that he stabbed his stepfather after they had both gone out drinking and his stepfather came home intoxicated. Castillo searched the home for his mother and couldn’t find her, and his stepfather was not forthcoming with where she was. An altercation between the two resulted in the stabbing.
Castillo was arrested on second-degree attempted murder charges. At this time, the incident is still being investigated.
Miami-Dade County Attempted Murder Laws
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