Son Stabs Father Multiple Times, Faces Attempted Murder Charges

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MANCHESTER – A Manchester man remains behind bars on attempted murder charges after an altercation with his father led to a stabbing in full public view of horrified neighbors.

Manchester Police said the incident happened Sunday morning in the Pine Acres Manor mobile home park on Route 37.

Upon arriving at the scene at around 7:30 a.m., officers found 46-year-old Christopher Kenny laying in the street, bleeding heavily from his torso. Kenny was airlifted to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune with multiple stab wounds.

Police said 20-year-old Sage Kenny had an argument with his dad shortly before the police arrived. It started out as a verbal confrontation inside their mobile home before spilling into the street and becoming physical.


A press release from Manchester Police Captain Todd Malland says the younger Kenny punched a TV and started breaking items in the house. When his dad confronted his son about his actions, the argument escalated becoming physical and went outside.

According to neighbors who witnessed the incident, the son began yelling at the father telling him that he was going to kill him.

Manchester Township Police Car (Photo by Jennifer Peacock)

The son allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed his father multiple times in the abdomen, arm, and chest.

Despite receiving multiple stab wounds, the father is in stable condition and his injuries don’t appear to be life threatening.

Sage Kenny was arrested at the scene without incident and was charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault, Terroristic Threats, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose.

The investigation is ongoing by Detectives Richard Jupinka and Adam Guker of the department’s Investigations Bureau with assistance from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigations (CSI) Unit.