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Police: Beavercreek man charged with murdering his father admits to slitting his throat

David Simpson, 54, is in custody at the Greene County Jail according to a police report. (WKEF/WRGT)

BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A Beavercreek man police say is admitting to slitting his father's throat has been formally charged with murder and felonious assault.

David Simpson, 54, is currently in custody at the Greene County Jail. Court documents show Simpson called police on March 18, telling them he'd found his father unresponsive in the garage of his home on Felton Drive.

When an officer arrived at his home, he reports Simpson's sweat had blood on the front of it. Simpson told the officer he and his father, Ora Simpson, 85, had been arguing and he had been hit. David Simpson said he passed out for eight to 10 hours and when he woke up he went out into the garage to take out the trash and found his father.

An officer on the scene reports finding blood on the carpet and other items and a blood trail from the kitchen to the living room. He also noted there was blood in front of the fireplace and it appeared to be dried or drying. The officer also found cuts on Ora Simpson's neck and face.

David Simpson was taken into custody and told investigators the same story. He said he after finding his father in the garage, he thought he was still breathing and went back into the house for a few hours. Then he said he went back into the garage several hours later and realized his father was unresponsive. Simpson was then taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries to his face.

An autopsy revealed Ora Simpson had injuries on his neck that were consistent with a wound from a knife or sharp object. The investigator also found evidence of blunt force trauma and defensive injuries. While at the hospital, police say David Simpson told them he'd cut his father's throat after his father hit him with a fireplace poker.

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