2 fathers killed in separate stabbing incidents in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) " D.C. Police say two men are facing second-degree murder charges in the slayings of their fathers in separate cases.

Media outlets report an arrest affidavit says 71-year-old Dr. Harrison Spencer was found dead from multiple stab wounds in his home Wednesday evening. Thirty-two-year-old Peter Michael Spencer called 911 saying he had killed his father after "voices" in his head told him to do it.

The Tulane University website says Harrison Spencer was a doctor who spent much of his career working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He also was a dean at Tulane.

Peter Spencer's attorney, David Maxted, declined to comment.

Wednesday afternoon, 44-year-old Otis Byrd was stabbed to death outside Children's National Medical Center.

Byrd's son, 20-year-old Brandon Byrd, was arrested in the death. It's not clear whether he has an attorney.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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