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20-year-old man charged in his father's murder in Lansing Township

Posted at 1:56 PM, Jun 09, 2021

LANSING, Mich. — A 20-year-old man has been charged with murdering his father in Lansing Township.

David Peter Velten is accused of killing John Velten, 58, in the older man's home on West Michigan Avenue in Lansing Township, police said in a news release.

John Velten's body was found by police on April 9 after friends and neighbors reported not seeing him for several days, Lansing Township police said.

The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office authorized a murder charge on Tuesday.

David Velter was arrested on unrelated charges on March 31, police said, and has been in the Ingham County Jail since.

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