A family argument turned deadly Thursday night when a 33-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attacking his parents with a knife, killing his father, according to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office.

Greg Romero was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of second-degree murder, aggravated assault and aggravated assault against a peace officer.

The argument began when 63-year-old David Romero returned home in Congress to find his live-in son Greg Romero drunk, sheriff’s officials said. 

Both parents confronted Greg about his drinking. Greg threw his phone in anger, went to the the kitchen and returned with two knives to attack his mother, according to the sheriff’s office.

David tried to stop his son, who then attacked him. Their fight moved from the kitchen to the living room, where sheriff’s officials say Greg stabbed his father in the chest.

Greg also threatened to slit his throat, but his mom ran outside and flagged down an off-duty deputy from the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. The deputy restrained the son until backup arrived.

Although the deputy instructed the mother to provide CPR to her wounded husband, David died from his injuries. 

Greg is being held without bond in the Camp Verde Detention Center.

Read or Share this story: