Police: Cannibalism suspected in stabbing death of NY man by son
The 26-year-old suspect told police he had killed his father, and investigators believe he may have eaten some of the victim's innards
Rocco Parascandola and Thomas Tracy
New York Daily News
NEW YORK — A man charged with murdering his father in their Brooklyn home gutted the victim with a kitchen knife and may have eaten some of his internal organs, police sources said Thursday.
Khaled Ahmad ran up to cops from the 68th Precinct who were on meal break in a bagel shop about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and told them he had killed his 57-year-old father, Imad “Albert” Ahmad.
Cops were shocked by the blood-soaked scene inside the family’s home in Dyker Heights. The father was dead on the kitchen floor, his body mutilated and with multiple stab wounds.
“He gutted him,” said one high ranking NYPD officer. “It had to take him a long time for him to do what he did.”
The victim’s innards were removed but not found, leading some investigators to believe Ahmad may have eaten them, even though he did not have any visible blood on him when he approached police.
“We don’t know where the internal parts went,” the source said.
Imad Ahmad’s hands were also cut off, a second source said.
Cops took the son to the 68th Precinct stationhouse for questioning, then charged him with murder and criminal possession of a weapon. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital for psychological evaluation.
Cops had previous dealings the son but the earlier interactions had nothing to do with his father, sources said. The son had a history of mental illness, the source said.
The father was a retired grocer who had just sold his store in Rockaway Beach, Queens.