Man Charged With Killing His Father Waives Preliminary Hearing

Thursday, May 25th 2017, 10:51 am
By: News On 6

A 30-year-old Claremore man charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his father waived his preliminary hearing in a Rogers County courtroom this week.

Brian Benedict is accused of killing Jim Benedict inside a Verdigris home on March 6, 2017, then running off.

After a manhunt, deputies arrested Brian Benedict.

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He was also charged with unlawful removal of a dead body, attempting to destroy evidence and obstructing officers.

Court records show Benedict's next hearing in the case is set for July 6th.