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Man kills teenage son in argument over watching football

By Mason White 10:29 AM October 16, 2013
David Carrender 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) In a senseless killing, a father shot his teenage son to death.

A fight over watching a football game turned deadly when a Morgan County, Indiana father, fatally shot his teenage son, authorities said.

David Carrender, 49, was arrested on a preliminary charge of murder after his son, Wyatt Carrender, 19, was shot dead at their home.

The father and son had been out watching a football game at a restaurant bar, when the son wanted to go home, but the father wanted to stay and watch the game. They began arguing over whether to return home or to stay, according to Morgan County Sheriff Robert Downey.

“The discussion continued after the pair returned home,” Downey said. “Apparently, the father pulled a gun and shot his son six times,” the sheriff said. David Carrender is believed to have been drunk at the time of the incident.

The father’s girlfriend as well as his son’s girlfriend were also in the home at the time of the murder. It is believed that Wyatt Carrender lived with his father at the time.
David Carrender has never been in trouble with the law before this incident.