Man who allegedly killed father with rock identified: police

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Santa Rosa police have identified the victim and the suspect in a Saturday murder case. 

According to the police, Patrick Franklin Schieber, 43, allegedly killed his father, David Schieber, 72. 

Officers found David Schieber dead in his living room. 

At around 9:48 a.m., police officers responded to the 3500 block of Sweetgum Street after a 911 call. They found Patrick Schieber standing outside the house. 

Police say the younger man assaulted his father with “a rock that was larger than a baseball, but smaller than a softball.”

They said the victim “sustained numerous injuries to his head and face. The victim’s next of kin has been notified.” 

Officers arrested Schieber on suspicion of murder and booked him into the Sonoma County Jail.


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