WV State Police Troopers charge son with father's murder in Pendleton County
CIRCLEVILLE, WV -
A man is charged with murder in the death of his father. West Virginia State Police Troopers arrested John William Smith, 54, of Circleville, W.Va., on Saturday, October 5.
According to a news release from the West Virginia State Police, Troopers received a call about a shots fired on Saturday. They responded to a home on Pike Gap Road in Circleville, and said they found the body of John Conway Smith.
The 83-year-old man was dead of a gunshot wound according to the news release. Investigators said they arrested John Smith, the elder Smith's son, who was at the crime scene. The junior Smith is charged with one count of first degree murder.
He was arraigned in Pendleton County Magistrate Court and subsequently lodged without bail in the Potomac Highlands Regional Jail.