Texas Father and Son Accused of Killing Neighbor in Trash Dispute
The pair is being held at Taylor County Jail.
A Texas father and son have been accused of killing their neighbor over the weekend in a dispute over trash, police said.
Police in Abilene said 67-year-old John Miller and his 31-year-old son, Michael, were arrested in connection with the death of 37-year-old Aaron Howard.
"Several days ago, we believe the deceased and the Millers began arguing over trash in the alleyway," said Chief Stan Standridge of the Abilene Police Department in a news conference Saturday. "This then triggered a back-and-forth between the neighbors, culminating in today's violence."
Police said Miller was armed with a handgun when he went to take out the trash Saturday and encountered Howard. Things "escalated," police said, and Michael retrieved a shotgun and joined his father outside. Another person went into Howard's home to get a baseball bat.
Both Millers ultimately shot Howard, police said. He died of his injuries. The Millers were arrested for murder and are being held in Taylor County Jail.
Trending on Inside Edition
Near-Death Experiences Prove to Be Transformative for These Women Who Say They Saw the Other SideNews
Florida State Lawmaker Says Rep. Matt Gaetz, Joel Greenberg Left Her 'Uncomfortable' Voicemail in 2019Politics
2 Teenagers Arrested After Accidental Shooting of High School Senior During Target Practice, Police sayCrime
Mother From UK Gives Birth to 'Super Twins' After Getting Pregnant TwiceOffbeat
Piney Point Reservoir: State of Emergency Declared as Leak in Florida Wastewater Pond Threatens Total CollapseNews