Thomas James Howard accused of killing son

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Published: Feb 04 2013 10:40:02 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 06:59:18 AM EST
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. -

A 35-year-old man died Saturday night, and his father is accused in the killing, state police said.

The death of Thomas James Howard Jr. followed an altercation between him and his father, Thomas James Howard Sr., at 405 Tulip Lane in Saylorsburg, police said.

An autopsy Monday determined Howard Jr. died of a stab wound to his abdomen, said Bob Allen, the Monroe County coroner, who ruled his death a homicide.

The elder Howard was originally charged with aggravated assault... but that has been withdrawn.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact state police at Swiftwater at 570-839-7701.