Authorities in New York say a 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of stabbing both of his parents, killing his mother and seriously injuring his father.
According to Newsday, Ian Kazer reportedly lived with the victims at a residence in Syosset Circle. Police in Nassau County reported received the report of a domestic disturbance at the location at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Upon their arrival, officer reportedly found 66-year-old Frances Kazer with numerous stab wounds to her neck and chest. She was rushed to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead about an hour later.
Howard Kazer, 69, was stabbed in his torso and transported to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition as of the latest update available.
Investigators believe the violent attack stemmed from an argument between the Ian Kazer and his parents over the fact that the suspect had recently been fired from a job at a local Target store.
The suspect’s older brother, Evan, said he was aware of family friction from time to time but knew of “nothing that would have indicated this.”
Neighbors, including Helen Ras, remembered the Kazers as a seemingly normal family.
“This is a very quiet street, a very nice street,” Ras said. “I am just surprised, I really am.”
Kazer is expected to face criminal charges including murder in the second degree and attempted murder in the second degree, as reported by the New York Post.
His arraignment will be scheduled “when medically practical,” police said. Additional details were not immediately available.
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