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UPDATE: Man arrested for father's death appears in court

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Posted at 7:41 PM, May 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 13:54:50-04

NORTH LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — UPDATE JUNE 19: Michael Jamerson Jr., who is accused of crawling through a hole into his father's home and killing him, appeared in a Las Vegas courtroom this morning.

Jamerson's preliminary hearing has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 9. His lawyer says he is maintaining his innocent but was unwilling to talk to 13 Action News on camera.

ORIGINAL STORY
Detectives arrested a suspect in a homicide case dating back from last month where a 48-year-old man was found shot and killed in a North Las Vegas home.

NLVPD report the suspect Michael Jamerson Jr., 32, was taken into custody in connection with the alleged killing of his estranged father Michael Jamerson.

Officers originally responded to a residence just before 7 p.m. in the 4900 block of Harold Street, near Lone Mountain and Losee Roads, on May 14.

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Jamerson's 12-year-old son was home at the time of the murder and notified authorities after finding the body, according to authorities.

Officers said the boy was in the shower when he heard a gunshot. He then exited the shower and located his father shot inside the house.

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Detectives also said during their investigation they found a hole in the side of the home that the suspect used to enter the residence.

Jamerson Jr. is facing a burglary and open murder charge with an upcoming court date pending.