The South Florida man accused of stabbing his elderly father to death made his first appearance in a Broward County courtroom Tuesday where he was ordered held without bond.
Douglas Scott, 51, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 81-year-old Norman Scott, according to a Fort Lauderdale Police report.
The stabbing happened around 8:20 p.m. Monday at their home in the 1000 block of Southeast 4th Street, where officers responded to a domestic disturbance call, according to the report.
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When officers arrived, they found the elder Scott had been stabbed multiple times in the chest and back, while a witness was trying to restrain his son, the report said.
The witness said he had heard screaming outside the apartment complex and saw the father and son physically engaged. At one point, Norman Scott yelled out "he's got a knife," according to the report.
The witness was able to pry the knife out of Douglas Scott's hand and stay on top of him until the officers arrived, the report said.
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Norman Scott was rushed to Broward Health Medical Center where he later died. Douglas Scott didn't have any injuries but blood was found on the sweater he was wearing, the report said.
"It's unclear right now the motivation. Unfortunately, the only person that's left to tell us why this took place and what happened is the suspect and he evoked his right not to speak to detectives when they brought him in for questioning," said Det. Deanna Greenlaw.
Police haven't given a possible motive for the stabbing but said they are still investigating the incident.
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