Tacoma man admits killing his father, turns himself in

Tacoma man admits killing his father, turns himself in

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A police officer stands outside the home where a Tacoma man said he killed his father early Oct. 25.

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by CYNTHIA WISE / Senior Assignments Editor

KING5.com

Posted on October 25, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 25 at 11:43 AM

A Tacoma man turned himself into police Thursday morning after claiming he killed his father.

Tacoma Police spokesman Mark Fulghum said the man showed up at the Pierce County Jail with his sister just after 4 a.m. and told jailers what he had done.

Officers went to the suspect's house at North 9th Street and Union Avenue and found the man's 56-year-old father dead in his bedroom, the apparent victim of blunt force trauma, Fulghum said.

The suspect told officers his father had just woken up when he murdered him, according to Sergeant Fulghum. Detectives are still trying to determine what lead to the killing.

The suspect is jailed on suspicion of first-degree murder.

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