Authorities say Christopher Burke killed his father and buried him in their yard north of Tampa

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.

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