Man Admits To Killing Father Inside Greenville Home

A man today admitted he shot and killed his father, but claims it was in self defense.

Benjamin Shields IV pleaded guilty to second degree murder at the Pitt County Detention Center. A judge sentenced the man to serve at least ten years in prison for the murder.

Shields was arrested back in October 2012 for the murder of Benjamin Shields III. Greenville police say the son killed his father at his Coleman Drive home, and turned himself in several hours later.