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Eastern Montana man convicted of killing his father

December 19, 2018

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An eastern Montana man was convicted of killing his father in October 2017 by shooting him in the eye.

The Billings Gazette reports 45-year-old Todd Carlisle Fisher was convicted Wednesday of deliberate homicide and tampering with evidence in the death of 80-year-old Wilbur Fisher at his residence outside Glendive.

Todd Fisher reported his father’s death on Oct. 16, 2017. Officials believe he had been dead for at least a day.

Witnesses told investigators that Todd Fisher was stressed about having to care for his father, that his father often berated him and that Todd Fisher had charged $10,000 to his father’s credit card without permission.

Court records say Todd Fisher was the beneficiary of his father’s $60,000 life insurance policy.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, http://www.billingsgazette.com

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