Alabama man tortures his father to death by taping him to a chair, sticking screws under his nail, police say

alabama man tortures father before killing him
Source: Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Mega

Sep. 16 2021, Published 11:35 a.m. ET

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An Alabama man taped his father to a chair and stuck screws under his fingernails before he died from his injuries, police said. Now, the son has been charged in connection to his father’s murder.

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On Sept. 13, the Mobile Police Department received a message to be on the lookout for Zachary Hobbs, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office said.

Just a few hours later, Hobbs was arrested at his home in Mobile, police said.

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In a press release, Sheriff Tom Boatwright said that Hobbs abused his father, which included taping him to a chair and sticking screws under his fingernails.

Hobbs was initially arrested on Sept. 13 and charged with kidnapping and assault, officials said.

On Sept. 14, Zachary’s father, Charles Douglas Hobbs, died from his injuries, authorities said.

For that reason, Zachary was charged with the murder of his father, police said.

Neighbors told FOX 10 News that they didn’t know Hobbs well because he was quiet and kept to himself while he was at home.

However, they all said they were surprised to learn he now faces charges of assault, kidnapping and the murder of his father.


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