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Suspect allegedly called 911 and said he would kill his stepdad if police didn't come. Minutes later, he did.

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Mar. 8 2022, Published 9:10 a.m. ET

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A man called 911 to say that if first responders didn’t respond, he was going to kill his stepdad. Minutes later, the suspect called back and said he carried out the deed.

Now, police say they have arrested the alleged attacker and charged him with murder.

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On March 5, deputies from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in West Virginia responded to a reported stabbing. When deputies arrived, they found Donald Kelly on the back porch with a stab wound to his chest.

Kelly was taken to the hospital, where he died, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies found Kenneth Gilliam in the home and he said he stabbed his stepdad, Kelly, according to the sheriff’s office.

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911 dispatchers told deputies that Gilliam called to say his stepdad was arguing with his mom and “if somebody don’t come up here and get him, I’m about to kill him,” according to the sheriff’s office. He then told dispatchers, “never mind, you can’t do anything, I will.”

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Dispatchers called back and the Gilliam’s mom said there was a minor argument, and everything was fine.

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About 8 minutes later, Gilliam called 911 and said he stabbed Kelly in the chest. He added that he was in the kitchen cutting an onion and making a sandwich when Kelly came in “running his mouth,” the sheriff’s office noted.

Gilliam was charged with first-degree murder and is being held in jail without bond.

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