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Update: No charges anticipated in Rosemark stabbing

A Rosemark man was stabbed to death by his son last night, investigators with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department said.

Just before 8:00 p.m. Thursday, Deputies were called to the family’s home in the 9000 block of McCreight Drive in North Shelby County.  There, they found Larry Williams, 50, dead in the living room, with a stab wound in to his back.

Family members told investigators that Williams and his 19 year-old daughter had been arguing when Williams started choking her.

The girl’s 15-year-old brother tried to stop the attack.  When Williams refused to let go of his daughter, the young man stabbed his father.

Deputies said it was the second time Williams had attacked his daughter.  According to relatives, he assaulted her during an argument three weeks ago at the home. However, at that time, the family did not report the incident.

Shelby County Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Steve Shular said in a press release that, although the circumstances of the stabbing will be reviewed by a Shelby County Grand Jury, no charges are anticipated.  Investigators believe Williams’ son acted to protect his sister and other family members.


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