Ohio investigators say father killed son with hatchet

AP News
Posted: Jun 14, 2017 11:23 AM

EATON, Ohio (AP) — Court records show that an Ohio man who told police he killed his son with a hatchet during a confrontation has been charged with aggravated murder.

Fifty-eight-year-old Gabriel Schaaf, of Lewisburg, is scheduled for an initial appearance Wednesday in Eaton Municipal Court. He also faces a tampering with evidence charge.

Schaaf was arrested last week after investigators found his DNA beneath 29-year-old Jonathan Schaaf's fingernails.

Police say Gabriel Schaaf called 911 in December and reported having found his son's body in their home about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of Dayton.

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The Dayton Daily News reports Schaaf told investigators his son was holding a rifle when he was killed.

Court records don't indicate whether Schaaf has an attorney.