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Man accused of killing father in Cathedral City

A 29-year-old man is in custody after police said he stabbed his father to death in a Cathedral City neighborhood Thursday morning.

Cathedral City Police were called to the 28000 block of Avenida Marquesa at around 7:39 a.m. Sgt. Larry Sanfillippo said a man called 911 to report his father was being stabbed by somebody at the home

A neighbor told a News Channel 3 videographer that a loud commotion was heard coming from the house where police were investigating.

Officers arrived on scene and the suspect, identified as a 29-year-old man from Cathedral City, was taken into custody without incident.

The male victim, identified as a 59-year-old from Cathedral City, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the victim will not be officially released until after family is notified.

According to a GoFundMepage set up by the family, the name of the man was Donzell Jones.

The Cathedral City Police Department is still seeking further assistance from the community – if you have information related to this incident or believe you may have information, please contact the Cathedral City Police Detectives at 760-770-0300 / Detective Sergeant Larry Sanfillippo at 760-770 0306, via the Cathedral City Police Department website at: or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call 1-(800)-78-CRIME ( or Crime Stoppers USA at: 1-(800)-222-TIPS. Some tips may be eligible for a cash reward.

A GoFundMe page has been set up by the family.

Stay with News Channel 3 for updates on this breaking news.


KESQ News Team


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