I'm sorry I don't understand why, the father has held on to the knife all this time. What was the reason? So by turning it in he believed that his son did murder a young man, and if so I think this father should be commended. I'm sure it was very hard for him. Mr Otts i hope that your actions are for the right purpose. And for nothing else this will help you deal with all of this. Noing that you did the right thing, I appauld you!!!!