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Massage Envy & Coldstone Creamery Exec Dies After Attacking Parents

The executive for Massage Envy and Coldstone Creamery has died after attacking his parents with a stun gun…

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Lee Edward Knowlton’s cause of death after being taken into police custody is unknown.

Knowlton, 55, posted a picture of himself with his father on Father’s Day, with the caption that read: “Happy Father’s Day Dad! You are an incredible role model for me and I appreciate how you have always been there for me.”

Less than two months later, Scottsdale police said Knowlton attacked his father with a stun gun.

Sgt. Ben Hoster, a Scottsdale police spokesman, said a woman called 911 at 7:10 p.m. Monday to report her son was physically attacking her and her husband. The woman appeared to have been beaten when she met officers outside her home.

Scottsdale police said arriving officers found Knowlton and his father, who is in his 80s, lying on the floor covered in blood inside an apartment at the Andara Senior Living community.

Authorities said Knowlton stopped breathing as he was being handcuffed. Firefighters transported Knowlton and his parents to a hospital. Knowlton was pronounced dead just after midnight Tuesday.

Knowlton worked as a top executive for several companies throughout the Phoenix area over the course of 14 years.

Hoster said Knowlton had drug paraphernalia on him. He had no previous interactions with police in Scottsdale.

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