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CENTERVILLE TEEN FOUND GUILTY OF MURDERING HIS FATHER

(Richmond, IN)--Guilty.  That’s the verdict of a Wayne County jury this week in the case of a Centerville teen who was on trial for killing his own father.  James Burkhart was 16 years old when he shot and killed his father, who shared his name.  Testimony at trial indicated Burkhart shot his father in December of 2020 because of alleged abuse by his father against his mother.  A sentencing hearing is pending.  Burkhart faces a standard 55-year prison term.  He also faces trial in May for allegedly punching a jail officer.