- Associated Press - Friday, September 25, 2015

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A Warren County judge has denied bond for a man accused of killing his uncle with an ax.

The Vicksburg Post reports (https://bit.ly/1MtFX4t) Judge Johnny Price denied bail Thursday for 35-year-old Joseph Patton in the death of his uncle, 62-year-old Alfred “Pete” Patton.

Warren County investigator Chris Satcher testified Thursday that family members found Pete Patton’s body about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Satcher said Pete Patton was found lying on the floor with the blade of a 26-inch camping ax lodged in his throat.

He says Joseph Patton was arrested after deputies reviewed video from a nearby Home Depot that showed the suspect buying the ax.

Online jail records did not list an attorney for Joseph Patton.


Information from: The Vicksburg Post, https://www.vicksburgpost.com

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