Man accused of fatally stabbing father at north Lincoln home

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A man was arrested Sunday after police say he stabbed his father to death at a north Lincoln home.

Around 7 p.m., officers were sent to a home near 60th Street and Baldwin Avenue on a report of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, 59-year-old Mark Kruger was found with a stab wound in his chest, Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins said Monday.

He was then taken to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Mark’sson, 40-year-old Joseph Kruger, was taken into custody at the scene, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

“Obviously this is a tragic event for this family, and our hearts go out to them,” Ewins said. “I can’t imagine what they’re feeling right now — the loss of a husband and the arrest of a stepson.”

Ewins said the weapon, a steak knife, was recovered at the home.

Police think an argument at a family event led to the stabbing but couldn’t share specifics about what happened.

“There are a lot of witnesses which we continue to interview from the scene,” Ewins said. “But we hope to have a better understanding about the interaction prior to the event.”

An investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is asked to call Lincoln Police at 402-441-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.

At a court hearing Monday, a Lancaster County judge said Kruger will be held without bond.

He will appear in court Tuesday.

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