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Ricky Allen has been charged with killing his stepfather after the 71-year-old was found dead in northwest Houston on Father’s Day, HPD says

Ricky Allen has been charged with killing his stepfather after the 71-year-old was found dead in northwest Houston on Father’s Day, HPD says

Ricky Allen has been charged with killing his stepfather after the 71-year-old was found dead in northwest Houston on Father’s Day, HPD says

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 48-year-old man has been charged with murder after his stepfather was found beaten to death on Father’s Day, according to police.

The video above is from a previous report.

On Sunday, the Houston Police Department said Ricky Ray Allen confessed to beating his 71-year-old stepfather and claimed it was an act of self-defense.

Around 5:45 a.m., Allen and his mother flagged down a passing HPD officer at Corner Stop 2 on West 34th Street near Mangum Road in northwest Houston.

According to police, Allen told the officer that his stepfather accosted him with a knife in his apartment, prompting him to start punching.

Police forced their way into the 71-year-old’s apartment near Sherwood Lane and Vollmer Road, about a mile from Corner Stop 2.

The man’s body was discovered and Allen was taken into custody for questioning, cooperating with police.

“You can really see that something violent happened, but the man was so old I don’t know how that would have happened,” said Sgt. Michael Cass said Sunday. “It’s very sad that we’re seeing this, especially on Father’s Day.”

On Monday, HPD said Allen was charged with murder and taken to the Harris County Jail.

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