- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

TOWNVILLE, Pa. (AP) - The estranged son of a 74-year-old man found slain in his northwestern Pennsylvania home will stand trial in the killing.

State police and other witnesses at Tuesday’s preliminary hearing for 33-year-old Dustin Halsaver, of Meadville, didn’t offer evidence of a motive.

Police say they found two gun safes - one of which was opened using a jigsaw - and an empty wallet on the kitchen table after Kenneth Halsaver’s body was found at his home in Townsville by the suspect’s half brother.

That man, Kenneth Halsaver III, went to the home after his father didn’t go to work on Sept. 21and found the man dead with a bullet wounds in his cheek and forehead.

Dustin Halsaver was arrested hours later after leading police on a 40-mile chase in the dead man’s pickup.



The suspect said nothing in his defense.

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