A Brooklyn man was arrested Friday after he killed his mother and stabbed his father during an argument about shoes.
According to the New York Post, Oscar Rodriguez Jr.,55, fatally stabbed his mother, Maria Rodriguez, while she was trying to break up a fight between Oscar and his father late Friday evening. The Bushwick resident returned to his home barefoot and was confronted by his father when questioned about why he was not wearing any shoes. Oscar suddenly stabbed his father in the arms and chest then killed his mother before fleeing the scene.
Their son-in-law, Artelio Reyes,63, discovered the couple laying on the apartment floor covered in blood and contacted police. He told authorities that he had to climb through the apartment window since the couple was not answering their phone.
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Oscar Rodriguez Sr. told police that his son stabbed him during an argument and remains in serious condition. Rodriguez was later arrested for an unrelated crime after a witness contacted 911 about a violent and emotionally disturbed man was in the area. Police transported him to the psychiatric unit of Woodhull Hospital.
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Police did not charge him with a crime Sunday and the hospital is preventing police from asking him questions about the murder.