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Morgan Hill police respond to “horrific” crime scene, arrest man accused of stabbing parents

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MORGAN HILL, Calif. (KION) Morgan Hill police are investigating a stabbing that killed a woman and left a man with life-threatening injuries, and the suspect is their son.

Just before 1 p.m. Sunday, Morgan Hill police responded to the 16000 block of Rustling Oak Court for a report of a stabbing and found a "horrific" crime scene.

Officers said the male suspect, identified as 25-year-old Dane Cleeton, was near the front of a home covered in blood and demanding officers shoot him. On the porch, officers saw a woman who was unresponsive with multiple stab wounds.

Police said the officers de-escalated the situation and were able to arrest Cleeton without using force.

Officers also found a man across the street with multiple stab wounds. The man was flown to a hospital and had life-threatening injuries to his head and upper torso. The woman died at the scene.

While investigating, detectives said they found that there was a disturbance between the homeowners and their son, and he is suspected of stabbing them during the disturbance.

Cleeton was arrested on murder, attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon charges and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det. Chris Woodrow at 669-253-4895 or

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Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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