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5 NEWS UPDATE: Man Arrested in Connection to Father's Murder After Preston County Shooting
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on January 09, 2013 @ 12:05PM
Created on January 09, 2013 @ 2:42PM
UPDATE (5:00 PM 1/8/2013)
A man named Robert Dale Tasker was arraigned around 4:30 PM in a courtroom in Preston County accused of shooting and killing his own father.
It all started sometime before noon on Tuesday when members of the sheriff's department were called to the Cranesville area to investigate a report of a shooting.  When they arrived, they found Robert along with the body of his father, William Howard Tasker, Jr.
According to a criminal complaint, Robert admitted that he committed the crime.  The only potential motive listed in the complaint is that he went to William's home with the intention of killing his father.  No reason was given as to why it happened.
Stay with 5 News for the latest on this developing story.
Officers with Preston County Sheriff's Department responded to a report of a shooting before noon Tuesday.
5 News has been told this incident took place in the Cranesville Area of Preston County.
The Sheriff's Department has not confirmed if there were any injuries, but they have told us that someone is expected to be arraigned in connection to this shooting Tuesday afternoon.  Stay with 5 News for the latest updates.

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Comments (2)
Jan 08, 2013 at 6:58 PM
To the person who left the first comment on this story ...

I'm Andrew Forgotch (a reporter with WDTV). I would love to reach out to you for a story on Wednesday. Feel free to call my cell phone. That number is (304) 695-1358. You can also e-mail me. My email is
Jan 08, 2013 at 4:22 PM
Yes it did happen on this road, I live out the road from where this happened, the victim was killed, by his son. The Son has been arrested, from what we are being told, the Man's name that was killed, is a relative of our family. I would share the names, however I am not sure that I should. Victim's name is known by Butch Tasker, and the Son Robert Tasker.
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