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Son stabs dad over computer row: police

AAP logoAAP 2/10/2016

A young man has been charged with murder after a heated dispute over the use of a computer ended with his father allegedly stabbed to death in Sydney's southwest.

Police were called to a Moorebank home at 8.40pm on Sunday following reports of a man suffering stab wounds.

Paramedics tried to save 56-year-old Stephen Chapman but he died on the way to hospital, police said.

His 20-year-old son was arrested after he raced across the street, alerting neighbours, who then called the ambulance.

Daniel Chapman did not appear at Parramatta Bail Court on Monday and bail was formally refused.

Court documents allege he murdered Stephen Chapman between 8.20pm and 8.30pm on Sunday at their Moorebank home.

The case returns to Campbelltown Court on Wednesday.

Police said the dispute unfolded over an argument about a computer.

"I believe the son uses it (the computer) quite regularly and when he's asked to come to the dinner table he continued on the computer," Detective Chief Inspector Ken Hardie told reporters in Sydney on Monday.

The victim's wife was at home at the time of the attack but wasn't injured, he said.

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