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Police: Man killed dad with machete

Published: May 31, 2014 4:00 AM

HEATH -- A $2 million bond has been set for a central Ohio man who police say killed his father with a machete.

Police in Heath, east of Columbus, say 32-year-old Adam Runyons Jr. called a relative Thursday and confessed to chopping up his 51-year-old father, Adam Runyons Sr.

A bloody machete was found in a sink at the home.

Runyons Jr., who faces a preliminary charge of murder, requested a court-appointed lawyer at a hearing Friday where his bond was set at $2 million.

Neighbors tell reporters that Runyons Jr. had moved in with his father and the father's preschool-aged son in Heath last month after being released from prison.

The younger Runyons had served 11 months for assaulting a peace officer.

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