Published November 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A Florida man was facing attempted murder charges Saturday after allegedly stabbing his son over a can of missing lima beans, local broadcaster Bay News 9 reported.
Police said they responded to a home in St. Petersburg, Fla., at around 10:00am Friday on a report of a stabbing. When officers arrived on the scene they found 26-year-old Donald Gilley suffering from several stab wounds to the chest and abdomen.
His father, 54-year-old Donald Wynn, told police he had stabbed his son with a pocket knife because he believed Gilley had stolen a can of lima beans and other belongings from him.
Wynn was booked into jail and charged with attempted murder in the first degree.
His son was taken to a local hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery. He was still in critical condition Saturday.
A police report said Wynn and Gilley did not have a relationship until recently, and had only lived together as of about a month ago.
Their landlord, Ramses Khan, said Wynn was "on medication and was a little off."