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Father Faces Court Over Stabbing Death Of Son
A 54-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the stabbing murder of his son.
Neil John Davies was arrested at his home in Llanrumney, Cardiff, on Sunday.
His 24-year-old son Joshua Reece Davies had suffered a stab wound to his neck, as well as injuries to his chest and abdomen.
Davies has appeared at Cardiff Crown Court, where he spoke only to confirm his identity.
Wearing a blue jumper, jeans and black-rimmed spectacles, Davies broke down as he was led into the dock by two security guards.
Judge Mr Justice Wyn Williams heard a brief submission as to how the Crown intended the case to proceed from prosecuting barrister James Wilson.
Defending barrister Steve Jones then confirmed that no application for bail would be made.
Davies has been remanded into custody until June 4, when a plea and case management hearing will take place.
As he was led out of the dock, he began crying again and indicated to family members in the public gallery that he wanted them to write to him while he was in custody.
In the meantime, police said they are continuing to piece together information on last weekend's incident in Cranleigh Rise, Llanrumney.
Detective Inspector Tudor Thomas, from South Wales Police, said: "I would like to thank the local community for the support already provided during the course of this investigation.
"Although a man has been charged with murder, our inquiries are continuing."