Father Dies After Son Stabs Him

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(Shelby County, TN) A 54-year-old man is dead after his 26-year-old son stabbed him.

Quenton Toler was charged Friday evening with first-degree murder.

The stabbing happened Friday afternoon at 7526 Starfire Cove, where the pair was installing a gas fireplace in Bernie Lomax's home.

Lomax says he was sitting in his living room when Quenton called for him to call 911.

"I leaned over Mr. Toler to ask him what went wrong. I thought he had a stroke, but I saw the blood pouring out the right side of his shoulder," Lomax said.

Quenton and his father apparently started fighting while working.

Authorities found Quenton about a mile away from the home and took him into custody.

Lomax said he had done business with Joseph for 15 years.

Friends of the family tell WREG the father had recently taken his son under this wing in the family trade.


  • Robert

    Joe was a great guy. Him and his son came into the supply house just this afternoon and bought items for this job. I’ve known him for 5+ years and never dreamed that this would happen. You just never know……….

  • Elismom

    I bet you live in a trailer park on the side of some railroad tracks in Nowheresville…you’re just mad because Obama(a man just like you daddy, considering you even know who he is) won’t support lazy, illiterate bums such as yourself. Stop being so hateful. It is not any black person’s fault on the planet as to the reason why your life is terrible. I laugh at animals like you.

  • Edward Toler

    My father may he rest in peace as well, mentioned on occasions if you don’t have anything nice to say try not committing at all, sometimes we need to set aside our differences, and be a little more understanding, I like to thank some of you for your blessings

  • D D S

    This is so tragic Edward, my condolences to you and the entire family including Quentin. This is such a tough time for everyone involved.

  • Katrina

    Quenton loved his dad. He has been dealing with mental issues for a while. We love and embrace him because that is what we are called as Christians to do. Lord, please have mercy on him and we lean on you for understanding because you know far more than anyone. Comfort his wife, children, mom, sisters, brothers, and all family that have been impacted by this tragic event. We need you Lord in this hour. I will missJoe, he was the rock of our family.

  • That's Right

    Elismom, I don’t live in a trailer park.im white live in a neighborhood that has 1 acre lots. Yes I’m white and had enough sense not to vote for the Memphis monkeys or the one running the Country in the Ground. People like you that voted for him are dumb. Then you voted again for the gorilla. So it’s on you. You voting for him has cost me among most people a lot of money. The sad thing is you and your clan is too dumb to realize it. I know how to spell. I accidentally hit the a button. I feel sorry for the guy who lost his life. It’s a shame. I’m sorry for his family. It’s the new America. It will keep getting worse as long as you are voting for handouts. I bet you are dependent on the Government. People who depend on the Government shouldn’t be able to vote.

    • snowbeastsareuglyandstink

      You are a lier That’s right. You are just some coward hiding behind a screen. A filthy racist so dumb you aren’t aware all comments on here are traceabe. Keep taking weirdo.

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