Domestic violence almost always has a local flavor by it's very definition. But when it stikes this close to home in Edgewood, Washington, it is difficult to comprehend. media reports.
Ralph Paputsakis, 47, went over to his brother's home. Ralph was apparently attacked his 46-year-old brother with a pipe until his 17-year-old son intervened. Ralph's teenage son apparently didn't realize that he was stabbing his own dad as he intervened in the skirmish. Family. Apparently dear old dad had not been a real active part of the boy's life. Paputsakis's family has no idea what prompted the attack. But hearing the struggle, the 17-year-old ran outside with a knife to defend his uncle.
Ralph died at the hospital after being stabbed multiple times with a knife.
The teen's sister, Heather Flores, said, "What my brother did to him, he didn't know it was our dad. He didn't know it. When he saw him, he just freaked out." KING 5 News. The uncle who was being attacked, apparently suffered head wounds and was taken to a local hospital. MyNorthwest. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department is not sure if any charges will be filed. "At this point we don't have probable cause. It appears that the boy was trying to protect his uncle," said Sgt. Michael Blair. The News Tribune.