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Police: Father killed by son

on August 24, 2013 10:29 AM

NEW CASTLE (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fatally shot his father, a doughnut shop owner, then tried to hide the body.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Michael Burrelli, 28, who allegedly shot Charles Burrelli, 52, in a warehouse in Union Township sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Police said the men got into a fistfight over cellphone usage and the younger man shot his father seven times after being knocked to the ground.

Police said Michael Burrelli used a hydraulic hoist to lift his father’s body into a metal bin, which he loaded into a Jeep and planned to dispose of the body in a state park.

Police found the body in the Jeep on Thursday before that could occur.

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