Police: W. Pa. doughnut shop owner killed by son

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NEW CASTLE (AP) – A Western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he fatally shot his father, a doughnut shop owner, then tried to hide the body. Online court records don’t list an attorney for 28-year-old Michael Burrelli, who allegedly shot 52-year-old Charles Burrell in a warehouse in Union Township sometime overnight Wednesday into Thursday.


Police say the men got into a fistfight over cellphone usage and the younger man shot his father seven times after being knocked to the ground.


Police say Michael Burrelli used a hydraulic hoist to lift his father’s body into a metal bin, which he loaded into a Jeep and planned to dispose of the body in a state park.


Police found the body in the Jeep on Thursday before that could occur.


Union Township is about 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh.


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