Deputies: Kids were locked outside while 3 men fatally stabbed their father

Deputies: Kids were locked outside while 3 men fatally stabbed their father

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It all happened at a home on Benford Drive, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators said three men came to the home and went inside while three kids, ages 3 to 9, stayed outside in the front yard.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 20, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Updated Thursday, Feb 21 at 10:48 AM

Benford Drive stabbing

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Deputies were called to a southwest side home late Tuesday after a father was stabbed to death while his kids played in the family's front yard.

It all happened at a home on Benford Drive, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators said three men came to the home and went inside with the dad while his three kids, ages 3 to 9, stayed outside in the front yard.

Some kind of altercation occurred and the father, who was in his 30s, died at the scene from stab wounds. Deputies said the suspects fled before anyone discovered the murder, but they believe the victim knew his assailants.

It was around 8 p.m. when the mother returned home and called 911, deputies said.

The children told deputies they could see their father on the ground through a window, but they couldn’t get in because the door was locked.

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