Police: Son killed father

Michael Burrelli
Michael Burrelli

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State police said a Neshannock Township man was fatally shot late Wednesday by his son.

Charles D. Burrelli, 52, of Fruitland Drive, was found at about 2 a.m. Thursday dead from possible gunshot wounds, police said. He was the owner of May’s Donuts in New Castle, which is a city landmark on Wilmington Road.

Pennsylvania State Police said they believe his son, Michael J. Burrelli, 28, of the same address, shot his father after an argument. Michael Burrelli was arrested and charged with the murder, troopers said.

Reports say Union Township police found Charles Burrelli inside a warehouse in the 1700 block of Kosciusko Way. Police said they found Michael Burrelli shortly after, and he admitted to shooting his father and cleaning up the blood with bleach.

Michael Burrelli told police he planned to dump his father’s body at Moraine State Park, according to WTAE, ABC’s affiliate in Pittsburgh.

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