Hastings man Johnathon Middleton this morning pleaded guilty to murdering his father.
Middleton, 32, entered his plea in the High Court in Napier.
Middleton stabbed his 61-year-old father, Walter William Middleton, on November 9 last year.
Police were called to the Danvers St address where the incident reportedly occurred about 7pm.
Middleton was arrested at the scene.
His father died the following night in Hawke's Bay Hospital and provisional autopsy results indicated he died as a result of injuries received.
Middleton will be sentenced on December 5.
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