Trial moves forward in alleged beating death - WNEM TV 5

Trial moves forward in alleged beating death

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A 22-year-old suburban Detroit man has been bound over on open murder in connection with the brutal beating death of his father.

A judge on Monday also ordered a request by Patrick Mikes Jr.'s defense lawyer to suppress evidence found while searching the home of 55-year-old Patrick Mikes Sr., whose body was found dumped in a Montrose Township field Aug. 10. Evidence included bloody clothing, a sleeping bag and bedding.

Oakland County's chief medical examiner previously testified that Mikes Sr. was struck in the head at least four times with an "oblong blunt object" like a pipe or baseball bat.
Mikes Jr. faces up to life in prison if convicted. He's pleaded not guilty.
His arraignment in Oakland County Circuit Court is scheduled by Oct. 15.


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