- Associated Press - Monday, June 1, 2015

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) - A Pullman man charged with killing his father contends he struck his father in the head with a kitchen pot in self-defense after the older man attacked him with a knife.

Officials have charged 24-year-old Erik Luden with first-degree murder in the death of 58-year-old Virgil Luden of Sammamish.

The Spokesman-Review reports Virgil Luden who was found lying on the floor of a Pullman apartment on Saturday afternoon.

In court documents, Erik Luden contends his father attacked him.

Pullman police say they have not identified a motive for the slaying.

Erik Luden is being held in the Whitman County Jail.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review, https://www.spokesman.com



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