- Associated Press - Thursday, March 27, 2014

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - A former Butte man charged with killing his father more than five years ago by beating him to death with a baseball bat has pleaded not guilty.

The Montana Standard reports (https://bit.ly/1mwV1na) that 24-year-old Adam Hatfield made the plea Thursday in Butte District Court to a charge of deliberate homicide in the late 2008 death of 49-year-old Matt Hatfield.

Court documents say Adam Hatfield killed his father at a cabin south of Butte. Authorities say the top of Matt Hatfield’s skull was found near a campground north of Butte. The rest of the body is still missing.

Investigators say a search of the cabin in 2008 found splattered blood and an apparent attempt to cover up a violent confrontation.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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