Son Kills Dad, Hides Body in Bin: Police

Friday, Aug 23, 2013  |  Updated 9:15 AM EDT
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Son Kills Dad, Hides Body in Bin: Police

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A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fatally shot his father, a doughnut shop owner, then tried to hide the body.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 28-year-old Michael Burrelli, who allegedly shot 52-year-old Charles Burrell in a warehouse in Union Township sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday.

Police say the men got into a fistfight over cellphone usage and the younger man shot his father seven times after being knocked to the ground.

Police say Michael Burrelli used a hydraulic hoist to lift his father's body into a metal bin, which he loaded into a Jeep and planned to dispose of the body in a state park.

Police found the body in the Jeep on Thursday before that could occur.

Union Township is about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.

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