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Ga. man stabs son-in-law for abuse of daughter

Daniel Araujo was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing his son-in-law several times.

Daniel Araujo was charged with aggravated battery for allegedly stabbing his son-in-law several times.

ALBANY — An Albany man recently stabbed his son-in-law for alleged mistreatment of his daughter and because he “wanted him dead,” according to police reports.

Cpl. Steve Banks with the Dougherty County Police Department said that when officers were dispatched to the 3300 block of Sylvester Road Oct. 4, they found Daniel Araujo with blood on his body and holding a pair of scissors.

After Araujo had been secured in handcuffs, Danielle Chastain, who identified herself as Araujo’s daughter, told officers Araujo had stabbed her husband, Johnny Chastain, with either the scissors or a kitchen knife, Banks reported.

According to the police report, Danielle Chastain said earlier a group of unknown men had arrived at the residence to “jump on” her husband, and she thought Araujo was coming outside to help her deal with the men. Instead, her father came out to the front yard of the residence covered in blood and holding a knife in his right hand, Danielle Chastain told officers.

“Yes, I stabbed the S.O.B. several times,” Araujo told the officers, as stated in the report, “I want to kill him. I wanted him dead, because I’m tired of him beating on my daughter. I hope he dies. I bet he won’t do it no more.”

Banks’ report states that Dougherty County EMS arrived to treat Johnny Chastain’s stab wounds and transport him to Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. According to Sgt. Chad Kirkpatrick with DCPD, the victim sustained a punctured lung and other injures, none of which were considered life-threatening.

Araujo was charged with aggravated battery and transported to the Dougherty County Jail, officials say.