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A judge on Friday issued the ruling in the case of Edwin Daugherty, who was arrested on two counts of attempted murder.
Deputies said they found Daugherty, 34, walking down the street Thursday when they responded to a call in the 2300 block of Costa Del Sol Drive in Port Orange.
Deputies believe Edwin Daugherty became irate during an argument with his 72-year-old mother, Patsy Daugherty, the Sheriff’s Office said.
The argument became physical when Edwin Daugherty placed his mother in a headlock, then placed his 76-year-old father, Thomas Daugherty, in a headlock when he tried to intervene, deputies said.
The Sheriff’s Office said that Edwin Daugherty grabbed a steak knife with a 4-inch blade after pushing his father to the ground and stabbed his father multiple times in the chest. The Sheriff’s Office added that when Patsy Daugherty tried to help her husband, Edwin Daugherty stabbed her, too.
The mother and father were taken to Halifax Health Medical Center in Daytona Beach. Deputies said Thomas Daugherty was listed in serious-to-critical condition and Patsy Daugherty was listed in serious condition.
The Sheriff’s Office said witnesses who were sitting at the dinner table next to the kitchen told deputies they saw Edwin Daugherty stab his parents before leaving the home.
Deputies found a knife in some bushes about a block from the house, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Edwin Daugherty was arrested and taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail.
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