A man who stabbed his father to death has been jailed for life with a minimum of 16 years.
Daniel Renshaw, of Neston, Cheshire, was convicted of the murder of his father Graham following a trial at Liverpool Crown Court, Cheshire Police said.
The court heard the 27-year-old had been downstairs in the family home in Ellesmere Port with his father just after midnight on June 14 when his older brother was woken by the sound of screaming.
When he went downstairs, he saw Renshaw holding a kitchen knife and standing over his father, 52, who was on the sofa and had been stabbed in the chest and head.
A post-mortem examination showed Mr Renshaw had been stabbed 19 times.
Detective Sergeant Steve Currie, from Cheshire Police’s Major Investigations Team, said: “We will never know why Renshaw brutally attacked his dad that night.
“His actions were vicious and shocking and have ripped a loving family apart.
“They have shown great courage and dignity throughout the investigation and the trial – they have had to relive what happened that day and it has been a traumatic experience for them.
“This has been a challenging investigation, and whilst we are pleased with the successful conclusion of this case it is clear that there are no winners.
“The Renshaw family have not only lost a loving husband and father but their son and brother now faces at least 16 years in prison.
“I just hope that at some point they are able to start rebuilding their lives after going through so much pain and grief.”