PARSONS, Kansas (AP) – A southeast Kansas man has been charged with killing his 25-year-old son after an argument.
The Parsons Sun reports that 56-year-old Jeffery M. Patton made his first court appearance Tuesday in Labette County District. He is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Preston Patton.
The son was dead and his father was suffering from head injuries when police and emergency workers responded Sunday night to a 911 call at a Parsons home.
Jeff Patton told District Judge Robert Fleming that he was working and that he planned to hire an attorney; he just needed to get the cash together. He didn’t give the attorney’s name. He also said his son had been living with him.
Fleming set bond at $500,000.