PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A Portland man has pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing his son during an argument inside a Portland apartment.
Michael Lawson pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday as part of a plea deal that dropped an initial charge of murder for his son’s June 2015 death.
Prosecutors say the 59-year-old Lawson had been high on methamphetamine when he began arguing with his son, Nicholas Lawson, over Wi-Fi.
They say he then grabbed a knife and stabbed the 22-year-old in the chest as he tried to leave the apartment.
Michael Lawson had testified to a grand jury that he stabbed his son in self-defense.
He faces 15 years in prison when he’s sentenced next month.