Rowan County sheriff's deputies say man found dead had killed his father

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SALISBURY, North Carolina — Rowan County sheriff's investigators say a man found dead in a Charlotte motel room had killed his father in Salisbury earlier.

Officials said 68-year-old Kenny Smith Sr. was found dead Tuesday in the home he shared with his son, Kenny Smith Jr.

Police found 44-year-old Kenny Smith Jr. dead in a Charlotte motel room Tuesday night.

Family members had asked police to check on the older man when they were unable to reach him by telephone. Deputies found the body and discovered indications that his son had gone to Charlotte.

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