NEW DETAILS: No Charges In Rathdrum Stabbing Death
COEUR d'ALENE, Idaho (AP) - Kootenai County prosecutors say they will not file charges against a 47-year-old Rathdrum man who stabbed his daughter's boyfriend to death last week.
Prosecuting attorney Barry McHugh says Scott A. Johnson was justified in using force to avoid serious injury or death during an argument with 27-year-old Brandon S. DeLuca on Sept. 24.
Police say Jenna Johnson, DeLuca and their 1-year-old son lived with Jenna's parents outside Rathdrum.
Scott Johnson says he and DeLuca got into a physical fight when he intervened in an argument between the couple.
Johnson says he grabbed a knife for protection while he called police because DeLuca refused to leave the house. He said DeLuca lunged at him and he swung the knife. The blade pierced DeLuca's heart.
(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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