Oris Jones

Oris Jones (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) --  A son is accused of killing his father during a domestic dispute early Friday morning in the southwest Las Vegas Valley, according to police.

According to police, at approximately 12:34 a.m., Las Vegas police received a report if a domestic dispute between an elderly father and his son in the 4800 block of Van Carol Drive.

According to Jones' arrest report, police were called by the suspect and his daughter. Jones' father lived with him and had regular visits from Jones' two daughters. One of his daughters called police saying that Jones had an argument with his dad and "put his hands on him." The suspect allegedly told his daughter, "Daughter, I think I killed my dad."

Jones called a neighbor who police said had known him for 20 years. He didn't answer, then shortly after his door bell rang. While speaking with the suspect, Jones allegedly told the neighbor he hit his dad and said "I think I might go to jail."

The father was identified in Jones' arrest report as 92-year-old Richard Jones. 

Jones was arrested the same night. In a recorded interview with detectives, Jones said "his father started to 'chant' about the devil and not God," which bothered Jones. Late in the night, Jones told police they were watching a Steve Harvey Show and his father "began speaking badly about Steve Harvey and bald headed men." The talk "riled Oris up" and he allegedly hit his father.

After making his statement, Jones asked for an attorney. 

Police said Jones had an injury to his right hand. He also had blood stains on his shirt, jeans and shoes. Blood was also found in the father's bedroom. 

As a result of the investigation, Jones was booked into the Clark County Detention Center for one count of open murder.

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Look up "anger" in the encyclopedia and you'll see a picture of Oris here. The most surprising thing about this case? After all these years, there was somehow still a father in the picture.

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