3:34pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014
A FATHER stabbed his "aggressive" son 11 times with a large kitchen knife at a relative’s Oldbury home leaving him with serious injuries.
Twenty-eight-year-old Shane Adam suffered stab wounds to his head, neck, stomach and groin and he was unconscious in hospital for two days.
Wolverhampton Crown Court was told the brutal attack was fuelled by drink and drugs.
A stab wound to Shane’s armpit punctured one of his lungs causing internal bleeding and he also needed surgery to close two other wounds.
His dad, George Adam, from Halesowen, was jailed for six years and eight months after a judge described his actions as “excessive self defence”.
The 50-year-old, of Stourbridge Road, denied attempted murder and was found not guilty on that charge but he admitted wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.
Judge John Warner told Adam it was accepted his son Shane had a record for violence and had been rude and aggressive after drinking heavily.
The court heard there had been a history of bad feeling between the pair and the situation came to a head when Shane called at the home of his aunt where his father was babysitting.
The two men swapped punches before George Adam armed himself with the knife "initially to warn him off" but e then lost self control and lashed out with the weapon.
Darron Whitehouse, defending, said Adam was undergoing drug treatment at the time of the attack and his judgement had been affected.
Hugh O'Brien-Quinn, prosecuting, said a heated argument turned into a fight and the pair wrestled each other in the kitchen before Adam reached for the knife.
He ran at his son and repeatedly stabbed him before being pulled away by a child in the house.
After his arrest Adam - who had no previous convictions for violence - told police he was full of remorse for his actions, but had feared further violence at the hands of his son.
He added: "I just lost it."
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