News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Police Investigate Homicide
Contact : Sergeant Sandra Brown, City of Palo Alto, Police Department    650-704-2930

Palo Alto, CA --Police responded to the 300 block of Victoria Place at 6:23 p.m. on 16 July 2007, upon the report of a stabbing that had just occurred. A 53 year-old male had been stabbed once in the torso with a large kitchen knife, and he was found by police, bleeding on the front driveway of his residence. He was rushed to the Stanford University Hospital by PAFD paramedics, where he later succumbed to his injury. The victim's brother, 52 year-old James F. Dalton, was detained, interviewed, and later charged with one count of murder. Both men apparently lived at the home with their mother. Police spent several hours at the residence, collecting evidence and interviewing neighbors.

Dalton was booked into the Main Jail in San Jose, and he should be arraigned later this week.