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Son charged with the murder of his father in Church Hill

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Posted at 5:57 PM, Jun 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-07 17:57:38-04

RICHMOND, Va. – A Henrico man has been charged in the murder of his father inside a North 29th Street home on March 2.

Police have charged Thomas Jones Jr., 25 with first-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Thomas Jones Jr.

Thomas Jones Jr.

The charges are in connection with the murder of his father, Thomas Jones Sr., 54, of Henrico County.

Jones Jr. was initially arrested on May 11.

Richmond Police launched a death investigation after a man was found dead inside a Church Hill home with what Richmond Police Chief Alfred Durham described as, “obvious signs of trauma to the body.”

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Thomas Jones Sr. was found inside the residence suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

At the time, police said the doors of the home where locked and seemed secure.

Anyone with additional information about this case is asked to call Major Crimes Detective Michael Gouldman at 804 646-3915 or Crime Stoppers at 780-1000. Citizens can also text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.

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