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A Tennessee Man Refused to Tell His Daughter Where Her Child Was, So She Stabbed Him: Arrest Affidavit

Tennessee Woman Accused of Stabbing Father Over Location of Her Child
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Ava Castings allegedly got into argument with her father about the location of her child and then allegedly stabbed him in his chest, police said.

May 14 2024, Published 3:07 p.m. ET

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Police in Tennessee say a man was stabbed in his chest, allegedly by his 20-year-old daughter, after he refused to tell her where her baby was.

Around 2:45 p.m. on May 9, Damian Grant Castings and his daughter, Ava Helene Castings, got into an argument, according to police.

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When officers arrived that afternoon at a Red Bank home, they located the father in his bedroom, an arrest affidavit obtained by WTVC states.

Damian reportedly told police that his daughter got upset when he wouldn’t tell her where her child was.

According to the father, he claimed Ava started arguing with him in his bedroom, then she “brandished a knife and stabbed him in the upper right chest area,” the affidavit shows.

The father told police he believed “Ava was trying to kill him and could have stabbed his heart or lungs.”

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Police said the man was suffering from a large wound to his chest area.

Officers spoke with Ava at the scene, and she indicated she was upset that her father wouldn’t tell her where her child was so they started arguing.


She admitted to police that “during the argument she grabbed a knife and stabbed Damian with the weapon,” according to the affidavit.

Ava was arrested and now faces an attempted murder charge.

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She was booked into the Hamilton County Correctional Facility and was being held on $500,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court next on June 10.


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