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10-year-old Tabasco boy kills abusive father while protecting his mother

Parasio, Tabasco — In an attempt to protect his mother, a 10-year-old boy killed his father after stabbing him in the back with a kitchen knife.

The father, a 35-year-old man, was physically assaulting the mother of the boy when the attack occurred. The incident took place inside the family home in the municipality of Parasio. Reports say the 10-year-old tried to intervene when his father began punching his mother with his fists.

The father pushed the child away, knocking him to the ground. The child reportedly got up and grabbed a kitchen knife, stabbing his father in the back. The man, identified only as Higinio N, died.

Neighbors said that they witnessed the man physically threaten the woman the day before, promising to return.

According to the Attorney General of the state, the child cannot be prosecuted due to his age.