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Drunken teen beats dad to death with club in Queens

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Updated: Saturday, February 6, 2016, 11:42 AM

Dimitrios Safetis was charged with manslaughter, assault and weapons possession after the Saturday incident.Robert Stridiron

Dimitrios Safetis was charged with manslaughter, assault and weapons possession after the Saturday incident.

A teenager beat his 57-year-old father to death with a car club during a bloody, booze-fueled fight in Queens, police said Saturday.

The drama began when the son, 19-year-old Dimitrios Safetis, paid a visit to his dad’s ex-girlfriend’s home on Utopia Parkway near 187th St. in Flushing Friday night with his 16-year old brother in tow, cops said.

The two teens soon started drinking and quarreling with each other and their dad’s 50-year-old ex, officials said.

The woman called their dad, Ioannis Safetis, who showed up about 9:30 p.m. and confronted the boys, threatening them with a steering-wheel club lock, police said.

Dimitrios Safetis wrestled the club away from his dad and beat him in the head with it, cops said.

Emergency responders found Dimitrios Safetis lying on the ground with a gaping wound to the left side of his head.

The blood-smeared club was found near his body.

Ioannis Safetis was rushed to New York Presbyterian Hospital — Queens, but doctors were unable to save him, officials said.

Dimitrios Safetis was arrested for manslaughter, assault and weapons possession, police said. His arraignment was pending Saturday.

ttracy@nydailynews.com

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