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SW Virginia man charged with murdering former stepfather

Wes Bunch, NET News Service • Jul 2, 2013 at 11:58 AM

ROSE HILL, Va. — A Lee County man is in police custody after he allegedly used a shotgun to kill his former stepfather Sunday morning at a Rose Hill apartment.

Richard “Fat Baby” Brooks, 45, of Rose Hill, was arrested by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office on a single count of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting Danny “Sad” Catron, 62, of Rose Hill.

Lee County authorities identified Brooks as a former stepson of Catron’s. Lee County Sheriff Gary Parsons said Catron’s past treatment of Brooks’ mother while they were married appeared to be the motive behind the shooting.

Read more about the case at TimesNews.net.

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