Trial Date Set For Man Accused Of Strangling Father

A Redding man will stand trial for allegedly trying to kill his father. On April 17th medical personnel and sheriff's deputies were sent to a home on Lake Boulevard. 72-year-old Teddy Hoyt said he had been attacked by his son, 42-year-old Eddy Hoyt. The younger man had allegedly pushed his father to the floor and started strangling him until he was unable to breathe. Eddy's older brother, Teddy William Hoyt, was also there and he reportedly stopped the assault by pushing Eddy off of their father. Eddy was later found at a neighbor's house and arrested. Eddy had a preliminary hearing Thursday on his attempted murder charge. The elder man testified that he didn't remember the incident, and also said he doesn't want his son to go to prison. The brother testified though, and recounted the story from that night. Eddy Hoyt's trial is set for June 21st.