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Police: Son Kills Father With Weed Whacker

WOODRIDGE, Ill., Aug. 16 (UPI) — A Woodridge, Ill., man has been arrested on a charge of killing his father with a weed whacker, police said.

Yashesh Desai, 21, allegedly beat his father, Sanjiv Desai, to death with a weed whacker Saturday while his father slept on a futon in their home, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Yashesh Desai’s brother called police early morning to report the slaying.

“Yesterday, Sanjiv Desai’s life was tragically taken from him, allegedly by his own son,” DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin said Sunday.

Neighbors said the father and son were nice people to live near.

“They were very outgoing people,” said Kirk Tolliver, 84. “I just can’t believe it. It feels like a bad dream.”

Yashesh Desai was being held on $2 million bail and was ordered by a DuPage County judge to undergo a psychological examination.

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