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Man accused of stabbing his parents to death in his west El Paso home

Bejamin Duncan
Bejamin Duncan, charged with capital murder in the stabbing deaths of his parents.
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Police on scene of a stabbing in a west El Paso neighborhood.

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- A 35-year-old man was arrested Thursday on capital murder charges after he allegedly stabbed his visiting parents to death in his west El Paso home and then called police to report that he had committed the crime.

Benjamin Duncan was being held in the El Paso County Detention Facility on a $1 million bond.

After receiving the early morning phone call, officers said they found 68-year-old Julie Duncan and 67-year-old Richard Duncan stabbed in their home in the 7500 block of Medano Drive, about a mile west of Franklin High School.

Police said Julie Duncan was dead at the scene, while Richard Duncan was taken to University Medical Center where he died a short time later.

Investigators did not comment on a motive for the deadly attack, which occurred about 2:30 a.m.

Neighbors told ABC-7 that Benjamin Duncan moved into the neighborhood in August from California, and that his now-deceased parents had been visiting him for the past two weeks from Colorado.

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Mauricio Casillas

El Paso native Mauricio Casillas co-anchors ABC-7’s Good Morning El Paso.

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Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



    1. Stop using AlbertVelarde when that is not your name. Typical internet troll. I bet it’s Fero2a. Guys you need to shut up with your opinions with every tragic story on this site. Get a life. So sad.

  1. Wow, terrible. Perhaps the lingering effects of being a Californian?
    You have to be at least a little bit crazy to live there, amongst the illegals like Alberto, rot and Democrats.

  2. Where’s the embarrassment to El Paso (not Alberto, the other one) Bay-toe?
    Shouldn’t Bay-toe be out campaigning against kitchen knives, rocks and fireplace pokers?
    Hey, let’s reread the KVIA story about Beto campaigning like a MAD MAN to “flip the Texas House,” only to get his clock cleaned by 16 points!
    Lol! Bay-toe is a smelly sack of donkey balls.

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