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Early Sunday Morning Homicide Leads to Arrest

Sunday, 17 December 2017

A Knoxville man is in custody after stabbing his father early this morning. According to the initial investigation, patrol officers responded to a call of a stabbing at 7706 Rosie Lane just after 2:00 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered 65-year-old Daniel Lynn Hillard inside the residence and suffering from multiple stab wounds. AMR ambulance and first responders arrived and pronounced him dead.


The victim's son, 37-year-old John Paul Hillard, was detained by Patrol and interviewed by Major Crimes. He is charged with first degree murder and is being held in the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility on a $1,000,000 bond. He has a criminal history in Knox County that includes possession of drug paraphernalia.



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