Father killed by 22-year-old son

Posted on April 25, 2009. Filed under: dispute - domestic, Maine |

Portland, Maine – Ross Morrill, 22, was arrested by detectives and charged with murder on Saturday afternoon.

Morrill’s father, 55-year-old Robert Morrill, was shot in front of his home on Hopper Road at about 3 p.m. He died shortly after arriving at Goodall Hospital in Sanford.

The younger Morrill was taken to the state police barracks in Alfred for questioning following the shooting and was charged there before being transported to the York County Jail. He is expected to make his first court appearance on Tuesday.

The shooting was reported by the victim’s wife and mother of the accused, Vickie Morrill.

Police recovered a hunting rifle they believe was used in the shooting. More on WMTW.com

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