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Ohio man who confessed to killing dad is indicted

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) - A southeastern Ohio man who said he killed his father and dumped the body under a porch has been indicted on nine felony charges, including aggravated murder.

A court clerk in Athens County says 41-year-old Paul J. Roberts also is charged with murder, gross abuse of a corpse, evidence tampering, intimidation, vandalism and several theft charges.

In a remorseful jailhouse interview, Roberts told WBNS-TV in Columbus that he hit his father in the head with a heavy pipe on Oct. 4 after the man stepped toward him with a knife. He said he dumped the body in a cistern beneath his father's porch in Glouster.

Police found the body during a search weeks later.

Roberts has been in custody. No attorney was listed for him in court records.

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