- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - The trial of a Vicksburg man accused of killing his uncle with an ax has been set.

The Vicksburg Post (https://bit.ly/1PE9605 ) reports 35-year-old Joseph Patton was arraigned Monday after being indicted on murder charges in January. His trial is set for August.

Joseph Patton is accused of killing 62-year-old Alfred “Pete” Patton by striking him in the neck with an ax in his mobile home in September.

Warren County Sheriff’s Office criminal investigator Chris Satcher testified at Joseph Patton’s initial court appearance that family members found the victim’s body on Sept. 22. When he arrived at the scene, he found the ax lodged in the man’s throat.

It’s unclear if Joseph Patton has an attorney.

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

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