Reminders of mortality

Suspect charged in pastor’s shooting

Son is arrested in Torrance father’s stabbing

Son is arrested in Torrance father’s stabbing

From staff and news services

A Torrance man was stabbed to death in the unincorporated area near Carson, and his 25-year-old son was arrested early Thursday in connection with the crime.

Eun Kim was arrested just after midnight, accused of attacking his father, Yeun Kim, 52, around 10 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 800 block of West 232nd Street, said Sheriff’s Deputy Aura Sierra.

Deputies responded to the location regarding a family disturbance call and found Yeun Kim lying unresponsive on the couch, Sierra said.

Detectives believe the victim and his son “had been involved in a physical altercation in the home prior to the deputies’ arrival,” Sierra said.

Yeun Kim was pronounced dead at the scene.

A knife believed to be used during the fight was recovered inside the home and son Eun Kim was subsequently arrested, she said.

Eun Kim was booked for murder and was being held in lieu of $1 million bail.

The first story has been on the national news. The second, I don’t think too many people know about, but I know about it from my dad. Though the article does not mention it, the man who was stabbed to death by his son was a pastor. In fact, my dad had met, talked, and laughed with him the day before he died. He pastored a small church in Torrance, and his son had had a history of mental problems and instability since high school. An argument turned violent, and now he is gone.

You just never know when you will be called to leave this earth.

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