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Beach Park stabbing victim identified

Warren Bryce, 70, was pronounced dead July 19 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, authorities said.

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A man was stabbed to death with a pair of garden shears, allegedly by his son, on July 18, 2019, at their Beach Park home, authorities said.
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Authorities have identified a Beach Park man who was allegedly stabbed to death by his son last week at their north suburban home.

Warren Bryce, 70, was pronounced dead at 1:28 p.m. July 19 at Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan, according to the Lake County coroner’s and sheriff’s offices.

An autopsy Monday found he died of sharp-force injuries, the coroner’s office said. Toxicology testing is pending and his death remains under investigation.

George W. Bryce
George W. Bryce
Lake County sheriff’s office

His son, 21-year-old George W. Bryce, is charged with first-degree murder for the July 18 attack, according to the Lake County state’s attorney’s office.

He was involved in a “domestic-related incident” with his about 3 p.m. when he grabbed a pair of garden shears and stabbed his father repeatedly, the sheriff’s office said.

Deputies arrived to find Warren Bryce on the floor with multiple sharp-force injuries, authorities said.

Lake County Associate Judge Paul D. Novak first ordered George Bryce held on $2 million bail during a hearing Friday on an attempted murder charge, according to the state’s attorney’s office. The charge was later upgraded to first-degree murder and a new bail amount was set at $3 million Saturday.

If he is able to post bond, he will be prohibited from having any contact with witnesses in the case or possessing weapons, using drugs or drinking alcohol, prosecutors said.

He is due back in court August 7.

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