Coroner identifies elderly father who was allegedly strangled by son

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County Coroner identified Richard Jones, 96, as the man allegedly killed by his son on July 31. His death was ruled a homicide, caused by strangulation.

Otis Jones, 67, is facing a murder charge.

According to Metro Police, Otis was arrested and is accused of hitting his father and causing face and chest injuries. Otis called 911 to report that Richard had been transported to Spring Valley Hospital. The victim died at the hospital.

The fight between the two men happened around 12:30 a.m. in the 4800 block of Van Carol Drive, near Tropicana Avenue and Durango Drive in southwest Las Vegas.

Jones was transported and booked into the Clark County Detention Center for one count of open murder.

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