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Posted: Sunday, January 21, 2018 07:28 PM

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Knoxville Man Charged With Fatally Stabbing Father To Death Early Sunday

A Knoxville man has been charged with fatally stabbing his father early Sunday morning, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a call of a stabbing just after 2 a.m. at 7706 Rosie Lane. Upon arrival, KCSO said deputies discovered Daniel Lynn Hillard, 65, inside the residence, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

First responders pronounced the man dead at the scene. Deputies then detained the victim's son, 37-year-old John Paul Hillard, for questioning.

Hillard has been charged with first degree murder in connection to the death of his father. He's being held on a $1 million bond at the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility.

Hillard's criminal history in Knox County includes possession of drug paraphernalia.