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Son Who Beat Dad to Death With Baseball Bat in Pa. Found on Atlantic City Boardwalk: Police

Police say they have captured a Pennsylvania man accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat.

Michel Marchalk was captured just before noon Friday on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, Pennsylvania State Police said.

State police said in a complaint filed Wednesday that 37-year-old Michael Marchalk had repeatedly threatened 60-year-old Gary Marchalk in recent months. The suspect had lived with his father a few days before the Father's Day beating and was supposed to enter a drug treatment program Monday.

Instead, police say, the suspect beat and robbed his father, took a vehicle and fled the Ryan Township home the victim shared with his wife, Linda, the Schuylkill county treasurer.

Police say another son found his father's body Monday morning and called police.

Police in New Jersey held Marchalk pending extradition back to Pennsylvania.

CORRECTION: This story initially listed the wrong date for when Marchalk was captured.

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