Son charged after father’s body found near California trail
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Investigators say an 18-year-old man killed his father by throwing rocks at him and stomping on his head near a Southern California hiking trail.
The Orange County Register reports Maximilian Ludwig was charged Tuesday with murder. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.
Fifty-nine-year-old Christopher Ludwig died Friday in a wooded area of Laguna Niguel.
Prosecutors say the victim’s son called authorities after the killing and was arrested at the scene.
The murder charge comes with a special circumstances allegation of lying-in-wait. Detectives say the younger Ludwig lead his father to the trail, where he attacked him.
He’s being held without bail.
Information from: The Orange County Register, http://www.ocregister.com