Charges Upgraded Against Lacombe Man In Beating Of Dad

A Southeast Louisiana man is now facing a second-degree murder charge in the beating of his father over the weekend.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office upgraded the aggravated battery charge that 27-year-old Casey Melerine of Lacombe was initially arrested for after his 57-year-old dad died of his injuries.

The victim's name has not been released.  He was left in critical condition Saturday night after a fight with his son.

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