Local man stabbed to death in California

By Erika Mahoney

May 2, 2013 Updated May 2, 2013 at 11:23 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) A local mom is heart broken over the loss of her son many miles from home.

Lynn Millard says her son, Peter Millard, 34, was stabbed to death April 25 in Auberry in Fresno County, Calif.

Peter was a 1996 Union-Endicott High School graduate.

"Pete would not hurt anybody," Lynn said. "He was a kind, loving person. He loved animals. And it's tragic for his family and friends."

According to our CBS affiliate in Fresno, a man got into a fight with Peter and stabbed him multiple times.

The Fresno County Sheriff's Department arrested 20-year-old Jeremy Dehart in connection with the stabbing.

Dehart's bail is set at $1 million.