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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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