An 81-year-old man turned himself into authorities earlier this morning after stabbing his granddaughter’s 21-year-old boyfriend to death.

Grandfather Arrested for Fatally Stabbing Granddaughter’s Boyfriend

An 81-year-old man turned himself into authorities earlier this morning after stabbing his granddaughter’s 21-year-old boyfriend to death. 

Imagine celebrating your daughter’s first birthday, and then getting into an argument with your boyfriend and daughter’s father upon returning home. Instead of finding a way to work through their differences, the arguments gets even more heated and your grandfather feels like he needs to step in to help dampen the situation. Doesn’t sound too bad, right?

Well, imagine your grandfather fatally stabbing your boyfriend in order to calm things down. Now, that’s not a typical situation at all.

But, that’s exactly what happened in Brooklyn just yesterday morning.

Nicolas Diaz, an 81-year-old man, killed his granddaughter’s boyfriend after he intervened in the couple’s argument. Of course, we don’t know all the details leading up to the fatality, but murdering a young man should never be the solution. Kevin Rivera, the 21-year-old boyfriend, was pronounced dead at a hospital after being stabbed in the chest by Diaz.

I can understand wanting to protect your family from a man that may be a threat. I can also understand getting a bit physical to get than man away from your granddaughter, especially if he has a violent history. However, I don’t think murder is an accurate way of dealing with this problem.

I think this only goes to prove that any weapon is deadly; that’s why they’re weapons. It doesn’t matter if it’s a gun or a knife. All it takes is a bad situation and a deadly force to make things go from bad to murder.

Do you think there was far more to this situation that we know? Do you think there should be laws against all weapons, not just guns? Or, do you think this is the type of situation that was bound to happen with or without weapon control?

Posted by Lindsay Page on Apr 13, 2015

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