A 21-year-old Brockton man is being charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of his father outside their home on Monday night.

Amilton Goncalves will be arraigned later today on murder charges after allegedly stabbing and killing his father, 44-year-old Joaopedro Goncalves.

The Associated Press reported that the father and son had fought throughout the day after Amilton allegedly hit his mother in the face. The mother was treated at a nearby hospital, and when Joaopedro returned from visiting her, prosecutors say his son confronted him in front of their home on Louis Street and stabbed him once in the chest.

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The victim was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead at 9:35 p.m.

The defendant is set to appear in Brockton District Court.