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North Carolina Man, 79, Allegedly Shot His 39-Year-Old Son Dead At Home They Shared, Police Say

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Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; MEGA

Apr. 8 2022, Published 4:52 p.m. ET

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An elderly man allegedly shot and killed his son at the family’s home in North Carolina, authorities said.

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Police in Supply took Edward Francis Devenish, 79, into custody in connection to the murder of 39-year-old Justin Devenish around 6:45 p.m. on April 5, Brunswick County officials said, WECT reported.

Police booked the elderly man into the Brunswick County jail on charges of first-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a felon.

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He was being held without bond.

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According to WECT, the suspect previously was sentenced to serve between 20 and 33 months behind bars after he pleaded guilty in 2004 to an assault with a deadly weapon, inflicting serious injury charge out of Cumberland County.

elderly suspect
Source: Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office; MEGA
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