Suspect’s father says stabbing was self defense

SUDHIN THANAWALA, TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press
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Jonathan Denver. Denver, who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation after a Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants baseball game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office)

Jonathan Denver. Denver, who was fatally stabbed during a confrontation after a Los Angeles Dodgers-San Francisco Giants baseball game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The father of a man accused of fatally stabbing a 24-year-old Dodgers fan in San Francisco says his son told him it was self-defense.

Marty Montgomery told the Lodi News-Sentinel on Thursday that his son, Michael Montgomery was jumped during a fight and he stabbed Jonathan Denver in self-defense.

San Francisco police say that 21-year-old Michael Montgomery was arrested on suspicion of homicide in the stabbing death of Denver Wednesday night.

Montgomery’s father said his son told him by phone that during the fight, Denver hit his son over the head with a chair, and in self-defense, his son stabbed Denver.

Montgomery told his father that Denver, who was wearing Dodgers apparel, yelled, “Giants suck,” at Montgomery’s friend who was wearing a Giants hat when Denver and others hit his son and their friends without warning.

 

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