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Dec 15, 12:34 PM EST

Teen told police he shot dad after skipping school

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HARRINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Court records show that a Delaware teenager told police he killed his father with a crossbow because he had skipped school and feared his dad would be angry.

The News Journal ( ) reports that the arrest warrant for 17-year-old Seth H. Ramsey makes clear that the teen told police he had shot his father because he was afraid he would be mad.

Delaware State Police previously said they had no motive in the case.

Seth Ramsey of Harrington was arrested Thursday. Police say they went to the family's home to check on his father, 41-year-old Todd Ramsey, who had failed to show up for work. Troopers found Todd Ramsey dead in a bedroom.

Seth Ramsey is charged as an adult with first-degree murder.


Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.,

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