A 30-year-old Bagdad man was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter months after he allegedly punched his father twice, killing him, officials said.
Nathan Winwood is charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of 69-year-old Kenneth Winwood, according to Yavapai County Sheriff’s spokesman Dwight D’Evelyn.
D’Evelyn said Nathan Winwood was at his home in Bagdad — located about 60 miles west of Prescott — with his father when the two began to fight. At some point, Nathan Winwood punched his father in the face twice.
He then left the house for about 20 minutes, D’Evelyn said. He came back to the home to find his father laying on the floor, unable to get up.
The son picked Kenneth Winwood up, put him in a chair and left the house to go camping, D’Evelyn added.
At some point, Kenneth Winwood was able to contact his daughters in Phoenix. They took him to a Phoenix hospital. He died seven days later on July 15.
Detectives spent three months investigating the incident and interviewing multiple family members, D’Evelyn explained. There were questions about whether the attack by his son was the primary cause of death since Kenneth Winwood already suffered from cancer and a number of other ailments.
The Yavapai County Medical Examiner later confirmed Kenneth Winwood died from blunt force trauma to the head, which resulted in bleeding in the brain.