Fatal Family Feud: 85-Year-Old Grandfather Charged With Murder After Shooting His Grandson In The Head

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Elderly Man Charged For The Murder Of His Grandson

A messy family feud took a turn for the worst for one Nashville family recently when a grandfather shot and killed his grandson in the head, killing him.

via Huffington Post

Police in Nashville have charged an 85-year-old man in the fatal shooting of his grandson.

Investigators said John Watkins was charged with criminal homicide on Monday.

Watkins is charged in the shooting death of 30-year-old Ben Phillips inside the family’s home. Watkins’ wife reported it shortly before 6 a.m. CDT.

Online jail records said Watkins was being held on $100,000 bond but did not indicate whether he was being represented by a lawyer.

Police arrived to find Phillips dead in his bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head.

Detective Johnny Crumby said the man complained that Phillips was constantly threatening him and his wife and was the source of problems in the home.

SMH. Things should never get to this point, especially between family members. If anything gets THAT bad, just distance yourself folks.

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