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Police: Pastor's Son Killed His Mom, Shot His Dad

8:05 PM, Oct 21, 2007   |    comments
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BRIGHTON TWP. (WKYC) -- Police say 16-year-old boy has admitted to killing his mother. He also admitted to shooting his father, a pastor, in the face. Investigators say Danny Petric told them he was tired of arguing with his parents so he shot them. His father Mark, a pastor of a church in Wellington is in intensive care. His mother Sue is dead. Members of the church where Petric's father is the pastor say they knew Sunday services would be held as scheduled. They told Channel 3 that is what their pastor and his wife would want. Some got the news as they came to church. Their pastor, Mark Petric is in intensive care after being shot in the face. His wife Sue, a member of the congregation is dead. The coroner says she was found with gunshot wounds in the head and arm. "She would ask us to love her family and her son" said Kathie Stiles, a friend of the family. Investigators say the couple's 16 year old son Danny admitted to getting his father's 9mm semi-automatic pistol and shooting his parents. "We miss her. She was loved by everybody" said Hal Stiles a friend of the family. Members of the New Life Assembly of God say this tragedy has left them shaken but they're counting on their faith to guide them. "Words are hard to find at a time like this" said Hal Stiles. Understandably they worshipped behind closed doors. There were no questions about what happened and why. The focus of Sunday services not just their pastor's well being but his daughters who made the gruesome discovery and the pastor's son who fled the scene but was caught.

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