BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 40-year-old man killed his father and buried him in their yard north of Tampa.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office reported Friday that Christopher Burke has confessed to killing his 61-year-old father, Raymond Burke, and burying him in the yard of their home in Brooksville.
Christopher Burke was arrested Thursday and initially charged with second-degree murder. The sheriff's office was in the process of exhuming the body. No attorney information for Christopher Burke was available.
No further details were immediately released.
Brooksville is about 60 miles north of Tampa.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Click here to see the latest mugshots in Palm Beach County
Click here to see the latest mugshots in St. Lucie County.
Get the latest updates, photos and video from the devastation in Moore, Okla. Also, see how to help.
Latest News Stories
St. Mark Catholic School will end operation after the present 2012-2013 school year, announced Reverend Richard Florek, pastor of St. Mark Catholic Parish in Boynton Beach.