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Man convicted of murder of his son


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02-Apr-2014 17:25

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A father who stabbed his son to death during an argument has been convicted of his murder.

George Joseph , 77 (22.12.36), of Kendal House, Collier Street, Islington, was convicted of murder of Paul Joseph at the Old Bailey today, Wednesday, 2 April.

Police launched a murder investigation after Paul Joseph was found dead at a residential address in Islington.

Officers were called by London Ambulance Service at approximately 22.00 hrs on Monday 7 October to an address in Kendal House, Collier Street, Islington.

Paul Joseph was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination took place on Tuesday, 8 October, at Whittington Hospital at 12:00hrs. It gave cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.

His father was arrested at the scene on suspicion of murder and was subsequently charged with murder.

The court heard that Paul Joseph intervened in an argument between his mother and father regarding rent.

His father then argued and a fight escalated and ended with George Joseph stabbing his son in the neck with a kitchen knife.

George Joseph was convicted after pleading not guilty to murder.

He was remanded in custody and will be sentenced at the Old Bailey on date to be confirmed.