Police: Man lied about daughter stabbing him to protect her

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Birmingham police say a man who reported he was stabbed during a robbery was actually stabbed by his daughter during a domestic dispute with her mother. He later died of his injuries.

AL.com reports Wednesday that Eddie Casmer Townsend was found stabbed on his front porch by neighbors on May 6.

Police say Townsend reported while doing yard work three men approached him and demanded money. When Townsend said he didn’t have any he was reportedly stabbed three times.

Police say detectives learned Townsend was stabbed during a domestic altercation with his wife who had called their daughters for help. Townsend was wielding a knife. One of the daughters stabbed Townsend and he made up the story to police to protect her.

The Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office declined to pursue charges against the daughter.

Police say there had been a history of domestic violence at the home.

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