A 57-year-old Lynnwood, Wash., man has pleaded guilty to second-degree manslaughter in his 88-year-old father's death last December.
Harold S. Lloyd faces about two years in prison when he is sentenced Dec. 13 in the death of his father, Harold E. Lloyd.
In court documents, the younger man said Thursday that he didn't intend to hurt his father but acknowledges he slapped him. He says jurors likely would have found him guilty because he knew his father was elderly and taking blood-thinning medication.
The older man fell ill a few days later and was rushed to a hospital, where he died. Authorities said at the time that a head injury led to his death.
Detectives have said the younger Lloyd confronted his father because he believed the elderly man had inappropriately touched a granddaughter last Thanksgiving. The Herald of Everett says the older man denied that.