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Disabled veteran accused of killing father
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Disabled veteran accused of killing father

ETOWAH, N.C. -- A disabled veteran has been accused of killing his 71-year-old father after a fight at a home in western North Carolina.

Michael Stephen Walker, 44, of Etowah, N.C., is charged with murder in the death of Gerald Walker on Sunday night. Gerald Walker lived in Lilburn.

Police say Michael Walker called 911 and said his father had a heart attack.

Henderson County Sheriff's deputies also say Michael Walker told a 911 dispatcher that he had fought with his father for almost an hour earlier. He said his father had attacked him.

Capt. Frank Stout said it was obvious to officers that Gerald Walker had been dead for some time. An autopsy was planned Tuesday to determine the cause of death.

It was not clear if Michael Walker has an attorney.

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