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Domestic violence case under investigation

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EFFINGHAM CO., GA (WTOC) -

A case of domestic violence is under investigation in Effingham County. 

Officials say a son stabbed his own father on Wednesday which sent the father to the hospital, but the son says all he was doing was trying to protect his mother. 

No arrests or charges been filed yet in the case. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office says there may be some domestic charges filed against the father for attacking the mother. However, they say the dispute all started with the father and no charges are expected to be filed against the son because it was simply a case of self defense. 

Deputies said the father still had a piece of the knife in his back when they arrived at the scene.

At last check, the man was said to have been in surgery earlier Thursday morning and is currently in critical condition at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. 

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