- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Utah police found the body of a missing 57-year-old man in a freezer and arrested his son on suspicion of murder, authorities said Friday.

Omar Carmona, 27, was angry because his father, Marco Carmona, didn’t believe that someone could break in to their mobile home and hurt him while he was taking a shower, according to police.

The two fought, and authorities said Carmona wrapped his arm around his father’s throat. He held on for 20 minutes as his father struggled, leaving scratches on his son’s chest and back.

When his father grew motionless, Omar Carmona dragged his body to the chest freezer in the living room, put him inside and plugged it in, police allege.

He took his father’s cellphone and wallet out of his pockets before closing the freezer door, according to court documents. Omar Carmona had previously been arrested in an attack on his father and gotten mental-health treatment, but was afraid of going back to jail, court documents said.

A family member reported Marco Carmona missing the next day when he couldn’t be reached and police came to the home as a routine first step in the missing-person investigation, said Officer Nisha King with Provo Police.

They found the body and eventually Omar Carmona acknowledged his role in his father’s death, authorities said. He was arrested on suspicion of murder, theft and obstruction of justice.

No attorney was immediately listed for Omar Carmona in court records. Family members and lawyers who have represented him in other cases didn’t immediately return messages seeking comment.

Omar Carmona also attacked his father in November 2014, according to court records. Marco Carmona told police he walked into his son’s room to talk about his possible drug use and the younger man got angry. He blocked the door and came at his father with a retractable razor blade, court documents read.

Omar Carmona faced aggravated kidnapping and assault charges in that case, but they were dismissed after he completed a mental health court program, records show.

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