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Spokane Valley man accused of strangling father calls murder 'an unfortunate misunderstanding'

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

The man accused of brutally murdering his own father in their Spokane Valley home last week is speaking exclusively to KHQ Tuesday night.

Detectives believe 30-year-old Duy Bui Nguyen strangled his father, 61-year-old Huynh N. Bui. He then fled to Seattle where he was arrested.

Nguyen is now back in Spokane to face the charge of first degree murder.

KHQ's Hayley Guenthner asked him if he was guilty of the crime.

"I would say it was a series of events that led up to an unfortunate misunderstanding," Bui Nguyen said.

Nguyen said he had a decent relationship with his father.

"My father gave me two of the gifts I cherish the most, which (are) karaoke singing and art," he said. "I took those things and flourished as much as I could."

But Nguyen said their family dynamic didn't come without some struggles.

"It's a huge loss for everyone, but my father was a very abusive person," he said "He was a negative person. A very demeaning person."

According to court documents, Nguyen's mother came home the Monday night before the murder and was met in the doorway of the home by Nguyen, who told her not to come in. The mother told police she was afraid of her son, so she left and went to a hotel for the night. When she returned the next morning around 6 a.m. she found Bui dead in the house.

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