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Teenager protects mother, stabs stepfather during fight

Published On: Feb 17 2013 08:58:05 AM CST
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

A teenager stabbed his stepfather to protect his mother during a fight early Sunday morning.

It happened around 3:30 a.m. in the 3000 block of Cyclone Dr.

Police say the 18-year-old son heard his mother and stepfather fighting. When he went to see what was going on, he saw his stepfather standing over his mother, swinging his arms at her while she was holding a baby. The son then grabbed a knife to confront the stepfather.

The stepfather suffered a minor injury to his left hand.

Police arrested Dickson Afoa, 37. He is charged with Domestic Violence Harassment and Child Abuse.

Police did not charge the son because he was trying to protect his mother.

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