- Associated Press - Monday, February 16, 2015

KINNELON, N.J. (AP) - A northern New Jersey man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of his father.

Morris County prosecutors say 18-year-old Travis Hofstetter also faces two weapons charges in the slaying of 57-year-old James Hofstetter, whose body was found Sunday afternoon in the family’s home on Wedgewood Drive in Kinnelon.

A possible motive for the shooting remains under investigation.

Prosecutors say police found the elder Hofstetter when they responded to reports of a medical emergency at the residence. Travis Hofstetter was arrested a short time later in nearby Hardyston Township.

Hofstetter’s bail was set at $750,000 cash, and it wasn’t known Monday if he has retained an attorney.



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