Hope man charged with murder in stabbing death of his son

A 77-year-old Hope man will face a murder charge for the stabbing death of his son.

James T. Mee of 222 Scott St. was formally charged Monday with murder, which carries a potential sentence of 45 to 65 years in prison.

The suspect is accused of stabbing his son, Charles A. Mee, 50, in the neck during the early morning hours of Jan. 7, as well as causing blunt force trauma to the head.  Although James Mee was also accused of inflicting a non-life threatening head injury upon his wife, Barbara Mee, 78, a probable cause affidavit did not list any formal charges in regard to that attack.

For more on this story, see Tuesday’s Republic.