( 4UMF NEWS ) Teen Kills Father With Machete:
A Texas teen admitted to killing his father with a machete during a fight then burying the body in the backyard of the alleged victim’s San Antonio home, police said.
Cops say Vincent Briones, 17, made the admission Saturday after they arrested him for driving his father Victor Briones’ car without a license, KSAT-TV reported.
The elder Briones’ landlord had discovered the dead body earlier that day when he stopped by the house at 1163 Kendalia Ave. near I-35 in southern San Antonio to collect rent and instead found part of his tenant’s leg sticking up from the ground, police told KABB-TV.
The house’s owner found the body beneath a mound of dirt, according to the TV station.
Neighbors told San Antonio Police Department investigators they had worried about the apparently estranged son wandering about the house in recent days, KSAT reported.
When detectives questioned him after his arrest, the younger Briones told them he had stabbed his father in the face fatally with a machete during a confrontation between the pair, according to KSAT. Investigators say he also used the machete to cut away the grass on the spot where the body was found, KABB reported.
Briones now faces first-degree murder charges, along with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, according to Bexar County inmate records.
One of his friends placed the alleged violent act in context in a post in response to the allegations in the story on the KSAT Facebook page.
“If y’all don’t know him, don’t open your mouths,” the user wrote. “His dad was mean to him and they were always fighting.”
Briones was incarcerated in Bexar County Jail, KSAT reported.
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