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Update: Muskegon Twp. murder-suicide

12:39 PM, Oct 26, 2012   |    comments
Michigan State Police lab truck at the scene of murder-suicide, 2100 block of Becker Rd., Muskegon Township.
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Muskegon Twp., Mich. (WZZM) Authorities are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Muskegon County. 

It happened Thursday afternoon at a home in the 2100 block of Becker Road in Muskegon Township.  Police say 30 year old Justin Laverty and his 57 year old father, David, got into an argument at their home. 

 Investigators say Justin stabbed his father to death and then went into his bedroom and shot himself.  Police believe he was angry his parents were not including him in a new business they were about to start.

We spoke with Muskegon Township Police Chief, Ken Sanford "We found blood outside, and the knife outside. Apparently some type of struggle happened outside then the deceased father found his way into the home before he died."

Authorities say David Laverty's wife came home to find her husband and son dead.  She ran to a neighbor to call 911 for help.
Justin Laverty worked for his parents at a cleaning business based at their home.

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