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70-year-old allegedly stabbed by son multiple times in Beach Park dies in hospital, police say

George W. Bryce, 21, of Beach Park.

A 70-year-old man stabbed multiple times in Beach Park died Friday afternoon in the hospital, police said.

George W. Bryce, 21, of the 12900 block of Peacock Road in Beach Park, was charged with first-degree murder.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded at 3:05 p.m. Thursday to the 12900 block of Peacock Road for a report of a domestic battery in progress.

Sheriff’s deputies arrived and found a 70-year-old man with multiple sharp-force injuries laying on the floor.

Deputies administered aid to the victim before he was transported by ambulance to Vista East Medical Center in Waukegan with critical injuries, Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli said.

“The initial responding deputies quickly ascertained the man’s son, George W. Bryce, was responsible for causing the injuries to his father,” Covelli said. Bryce was taken into custody and transported to the Lake County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division.

Detectives learned that George Bryce and his father were involved in a “domestic-related incident” when George Bryce attacked his father with a pair of garden shears.

The man was in critical condition at Vista East Medical Center but later died around 1:30 p.m. Friday. The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said that Bryce appeared before Lake County Associate Judge Paul D. Novak Friday morning.

Judge Novak ordered the man held in the Lake County Jail on a $2 million bond on his initial attempted murder charge. If Bryce is able to post the required 10 percent bail, he is not to have contact with witnesses involved in the case, not possess any weapons and refrain from consuming drugs or alcohol.

Bryce is due back in court on Saturday for a bond hearing on the new first-degree murder charge.


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