UPDATE: Englewood man accused of killing father, stabbing mother
When officers arrived on scene they found two victims, Philip and Teresa Elrod, suffering from stab wounds.
UPDATE: An Englewood man is accused of stabbing his parents, killing his father and assaulting his mother.
The Englewood Police Department said shortly before 10 a.m. on Sunday that officers were sent to 613 Dixson Avenue on a reported domestic dispute. When officers arrived, they found two victims, Phillip and Teresa Elrod, suffering from stab wounds.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was contacted and asked to assist in the investigation.
"It's hard to get over something like this when you see it with your own eyes," Rebecca Manis, a neighbor said.
Manis was watering her plants when she saw 61-year-old Phillip Elrod come out with a bloody rag on his chest. Manis said police were already there and the man's 8-year-old granddaughter was right by his side.
"I was in shock to tell you the truth. Just like the little girl, she was in shock. That baby is going to have to live with this for the rest of her life," Manis said.
A helicopter flew Elrod and his 53-year-old wife, Teresa, to a hospital in Knoxville where Mr. Elrod died. Police arrested their 29-year-old son, Michael.
He's charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder.
"I kept seeing Phillip's face. I knew it was bad when he started losing all the color in his face and he started going down as soon as they put him on the stretcher," Manis said.
Through an open records request, Channel 3 uncovered Elrod's lengthy criminal history ranging from domestic aggravated assault from February to driving on a revoked license in 2006.
Neighbors never thought it would come to this.
"It's just unreal like a dream that nobody needs to experience," David Minge, another neighbor said.
Channel 3 contacted UT Medical Center and a spokeswoman said Teresa Elrod is in stable condition. An autopsy has been scheduled for Philip Elrod at the UT Forensics Center.
Micheal Elrod is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. His bond is set at $300,000.