El Mirage man changes plea in dad's fatal stabbing
PHOENIX -- An El Mirage man accused of fatally stabbing his father last year has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 47-year-old Albert Rodriguez Arias entered his plea Friday and will be sentenced Feb. 13.
Arias was arrested last April 5 on suspicion of first-degree murder and originally pleaded not guilty in the case.
Police found 76-year-old Pete Arias bleeding from six stab wounds at his home in El Mirage, located west of Phoenix. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Court records show Albert Arias told police that he was tired of being abused by his father and he had ``lost it'' and stabbed him.