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Father sentenced to 2 years in prison for son’s stabbing

Posted: July 28, 2014 12:12 p.m.
Updated: July 28, 2014 12:12 p.m.
 

A 56-year-old man accused of stabbing his son in a Saugus home five months ago has been sentenced to two years in state prison, a District Attorney’s Office spokeswoman said today.

Michael Brian Phillipson, who was arrested at a home in Saugus in March, appeared in San Fernando Superior Court July 22 and entered a plea of no contest to one felony count of assault with a deadly weapon, Shiara Davila-Morales said.

The stabbing occurred March 20 at a home rented by Phillipson on Catala Avenue.

Phillipson was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and taken into custody while his son, 24-year-old Schuyler Phillipson of Montana, was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.

“It was apparently a father-and-son domestic,” Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Deputy Josh Dubin said March 20. “Doctors stated that (the victim) would survive.”

Suffering from multiple stab wounds, the younger Phillipson was treated and released within a week and has since moved to Montana to be with his mother.

The father and son had been in the Santa Clarita Valley performing home repairs.

During a preliminary hearing in April, Schuyler Phillipson testified against his father and Superior Court Judge David Stuart ordered Michael Phillipson to stand trial for the stabbing.

Michael Phillipson pleaded not guilty when he was formally arraigned on the assault charge, said Deputy District Attorney Moira Curry, who prosecuted the case.

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