Son murders father in Bristol Township, police say

Watch the report from Action News' Dann Cuellar.
April 2, 2014 4:00:28 AM PDT
Police in Bristol Township, Bucks County have arrested and charged a man with murdering his own father.

Action News was the only television news station there as 44-year-old Jazs Bronner left his arraignment without anything to say.

He is accused of murdering his father 73-year-old Orlando Bronner.

"Many of us wish we had our fathers back and here's a gentleman who has his father with him and ends up killing him in a very brutal manner. I'm glad we were able to solve this one in a very quick fashion," said Lt. John Godzieba, Bristol Township Police.

Police say Bronner concocted a story that he and his father had gotten into a tussle following a disagreement late Monday.

It happened at his father's home on the 1000 block of Winder Driver.

Bronner told police that his father fell and hit his head on a dumbbell weight.

However the medical examiner determined the victim suffered at least four separate and distinct blows to the back of the head causing a large skull fracture.

Metal or metallic paint was found on some of the bones of the victim's skull. The death was ruled a homicide and Bronner was arrested.

"And to hear his own son killed him, just can't believe that," said Mark Boyd, neighbor.

Neighbors say the victim had recently retired from his job as a corrections officer in Trenton.

"He was retired and ready to live life," said Irma Boyd, neighbor.

Bronner had recently moved back in with his dad. Neighbors were stunned over the news that he has been implicated in his father's death.

Those who knew the victim say he was a very kind man.

"Looked out for all of us on the block even the kids, he was a very nice guy," said Mark.

"He was the best neighbor ever. Mr. Bronner, we called him 'Mr. B.' We loved him in this neighborhood. He's going to be missed. We can't stop crying around here," said Irma.

A district justice ordered Bronner held without bail and sent to the Bucks County Prison to await his preliminary hearing.

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