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Police: Man stabs stepfather to death

WOODBRIDGE, Va. (WUSA9) -- Prince William County police have charged a man with murder for allegedly stabbing his stepfather to death.

It happened Wednesday night around 10:54 p.m. in the 5600 block of Northton Court in Woodbridge, police said.

Early investigation reveals the victim was sitting in his living room when his stepson entered the residence and went to the kitchen area, where he retrieved a knife and began pacing, police said. The suspect's mother attempted to get him to drop the knife, but during the encounter, he walked around her and into the living room where he proceeded to stab the victim multiple times.

The mother of the suspect immediately called police while the victim's brother attempted to stop the attack, police said. The victim's brother and the suspect were physically fighting when officers arrived.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries. Police have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Brian Antonio Hernandez, of the 5600 block of Northton Court. He's charged with murder and is being held without bond.

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