- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

LUMBERPORT, W.Va. (AP) - State Police say a West Virginia man who indicated his father had abused him and his mother has been charged in the man’s fatal shooting.

Media outlets report 30-year-old Michael Loren Griffith of Clarksburg was charged with first-degree murder in Tuesday’s shooting of 61-year-old Clifford Allen Powers.

State Police Cpl. Steven Swiger says the shooting occurred at the residence of Michael Griffith’s aunt in the Lumberport area.

Swiger says Griffith told him that Griffith and his mother had been abused during his childhood and “he couldn’t take it anymore.”

Griffith was being held in the North Central Regional Jail. He made a request for a court-appointed attorney during an initial appearance before a Harrison County magistrate.

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