Mother tells investigators her 22-year-old son stabbed his father to death inside Bucks County home – CBS Philly

NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – A 22-year-old man allegedly killed his father at his Bucks County home early Friday, authorities say. Jordan Kurman is charged with murder and possession of a criminal instrument.

Gregory A. Kurman, 49, died after being stabbed in the neck with a kitchen knife inside his Newtown Township home Friday morning. CBS3 has learned that Kurman is a well-known Philadelphia dentist at Kaiser, Rosen and Kurman Dental on Welsh Road.

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“Any time we have this type of tragedy, it’s tragic for the community and the family,” Bucks County Coroner Meredith Buck said.

Police encountered Jordan Kurman in the driveway of his family’s home on David Drive while responding to a man going into cardiac arrest just before 5 a.m. Jordan was asked where the man in distress was and told police “inside the house.”

Merridth Kurman was reportedly screaming for help for her husband, Gregory Kurman, and led police to the home. Officers found blood on the floor leading from the lobby area to the living room of the residence.

Gregory was found face up in front of a couch in the living room. Blood was seen on the sofa, with cushions and pillows in disarray.

Officers located a blood covered kitchen knife on the ground next to the victim’s head.

Police say Gregory had a “large, deep laceration to his throat and there was a pool of blood under his head in the neck area.”

Merridth spoke with investigations and told them that he was upstairs in the residence when he heard screaming and arguing. When he went downstairs to see what the noises were, he saw his son, Jordan, drop the knife which police later placed next to the victim’s head.

According to a criminal complaint, Merridth Kurman told investigators, “He killed my husband… he stabbed him to death.”

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Officers then left the house and approached Jordan Kurman and found a large amount of blood on his clothing. Jordan was arrested.

In the affidavit, Jordan Kurman told his mother the stabbing was from “22 years of abuse,” though people close to the family told Eyewitness News the 22-year-old had mental health issues.

“I’m shocked and dismayed to hear anything wrong with this neighborhood, it’s a great place,” said a neighbor.

A neighbor says he spoke to CBS3 about the tragic incident.

“It is very shocking and sad for the entire neighborhood and family to see Greg, he was a close friend. I really consider him a good friend,” said neighbor Amit Johri.

Now those who live in this quiet community are trying to process what happened so close to home.

“I don’t know much about your son, but he was a great human being. I am very sorry about what happened,” said a neighbor.

He was processed and denied bail and remanded to the Bucks County Correctional Center.

Gregory was pronounced dead at the scene.

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An investigation is ongoing.

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