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Athens County man admits killing father, dumping body

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Suspect confesses to Columbus TV station during jailhouse interview


GLOUSTER, Ohio (AP) - An Athens man has admitted to a Columbus TV station that he hit his father in the head with a pipe and dumped his body in a cistern under the man's porch.
In a jailhouse interview Tuesday, 41-year-old Paul J. Roberts told WBNS-TV that he killed his father, 63-year-old Paul E. Roberts of Glouster. Then, he says, he "drug him under the deck and dropped him in the hole."
Athens County authorities found the body in a search Monday night after neighbors reported property had been removed from the house. Prosecutor Keller Blackburn confirmed Tuesday that it was the body of the elder Roberts, who hadn't been seen for about two weeks.
The younger Roberts is in jail on a related vandalism charge and hasn't been charged in his father's slaying.

Associated Press

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