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Rockford Police: Son arrested for stabbing death of his father

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UPDATE: The Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office has authorized first degree murder charges for the death of David Joiner.


A 21-year-old Rockford man is in custody after police say he stabbed his father to death Tuesday evening. 

Rockford Police say 52-year-old David Joiner was stabbed just after 5 p.m. on Christina Street. He later died at a local hospital. 

During the investigation, police arrested his son Justin Joiner. He's charged with attempted murder and aggravated domestic battery. 

He's in custody at the Winnebago County Jail. 

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