Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Champaign-Urbana Father Charged in Shooting Death of Son

An Urbana man has been charged in the shooting death of his son. According to the News-Gazette in Champaign, 66 year-old David Farrell was charged Monday with three counts of first-degree murder in the Sunday shooting of his son, Matthew Farrell. 

David Farrell does not yet have an attorney. He has not entered a plea and remained in jail Monday in lieu of a $1 million dollar bond.

Urbana police say they were called to a domestic disturbance at the elder Farrell's home late Saturday night. Three hours later they returned to investigate a reported shooting and found Matthew Farrell shot and lying in the street outside the house. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Autopsy results are pending. 

Information provided by the Associated Press and The News-Gazette

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