Man charged with murder of father after beating with baseball ba - CBS 5 - KPHO

Man charged with murder of father after beating with baseball bat

Posted: Updated:
Matthew Jenkins (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department) Matthew Jenkins (Source: Poplar Bluff Police Department)
POPLAR BLUFF, MO (KFVS) -

A Poplar Bluff man now faces second-degree murder charges for allegedly beating his father to death with a baseball bat.

Matthew Jenkins, 27, is accused of beating his parents with an aluminum bat inside their Butler County home on Jan. 15.

Jenkins had originally been charged with two-counts of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.

Prosecutors reportedly upgraded those charges when relatives decided to remove Jenkins' 56-year-old father, Don Jenkins, from life support.

Investigators say Jenkins confessed to the crime and says it all started with an argument.

Jenkins reportedly tried to give his parents first aid and then called 911.

Copyright 2013 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow
CBS 5
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation), Phoenix, AZ and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service..