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Son Stabs Father to Death in Bergen County Home


 By: Richard L. Smith 

Authorities in Bergen County are currently investigating a homicide that left a 61-year-old man dead at his residence on 693 Bruce Drive.AdAccording to The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office, the grim discovery was made by the Paramus Police Department around 5:40 p.m. on Friday, February 16, following a call that led officers to the scene where they found the victim deceased in his home.

The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit, led by Acting Chief Matthew Finck, in collaboration with the Paramus Police Department under Chief Robert M. Guidetti, has taken up the investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.

Preliminary findings suggest a deeply tragic family affair, with the victim's son reportedly having stabbed his father to death a few days prior to the discovery.

Mr. Melvin Thomas,  32, of Paramus, New Jersey, has been arrested on charges including murder, desecration of human remains, and weapons offenses. 

He was later detained by police at a fast food restaurant, further intensifying the investigation's focus.Ad

61-year-old Mr. Manuel V. Thomas in the basement, having suffered multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene, marking a tragic end to what is believed to be a violent altercation.

A further examination revealed the senior Thomas' body in the basement of the home, bearing stab wounds and burns, indicating a violent altercation leading to his untimely demise.

This incident has sent shockwaves through the Paramus community, with law enforcement committing to a thorough investigation to ensure justice is served.

As the investigation continues, more details are expected to be released, shedding light on the motives behind this murder.