Man allegedly kills step-dad, kidnaps woman

Nov. 17, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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GOSHEN, Ohio, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- An Ohio man who was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a former high school classmate has been charged with robbing and killing his stepfather.

Police went to Richard Parsons' trailer in Goshen after the kidnapping victim said Nathan Parsons had told her about the killing after he grabbed her Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. Officers found the 69-year-old man's body.

Nathan Parsons was arrested after a half-hour chase when the kidnapping victim called police from her cell phone and reported she had been abducted from Southern State Community College and was in the back of a pickup truck, WKRC-TV, Cincinnati, reported. Police tracked the truck using the GPS in her phone.

Sgt. Ron Robinson of the Goshen Police Department said Parsons admitted the killing. He has also been charged with stealing a laptop computer, checkbook, credit cards and the truck.

A neighbor, Tina Hunt, said she overheard a loud argument as she walked her dog past Richard Parsons' trailer just after midnight Tuesday morning. She said she did not realize it would turn violent.

"He was the sweetest man in the park," she said of Richard Parsons. "He always had a smile on his face."

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