Man Indicted In Slaying Of Father

The man accused of killing his father is scheduled to appear in a Pitt County courtroom today.

Kevin Kleber is the former ECU student who faces 1st degree murder charges. His father, Roy Kleber, 52, was in Greenville in January to help his son pack up his apartment.

Police say Kevin Kleber originally told them a black man shot his father, before admitting that he pulled the trigger and killed his father.



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A Pitt County grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing his father in January. The court formally charged Kevin Kleber of Greenville on March 28 on charges of 1st degree murder and obstruction of justice.

Kleber is accused of killing his father, 55-year-old Roy Kleber of Florida, at the son's apartment in Greenville. Police say Kleber told detectives a black man killed his father at the University Park Apartments before admitting he fabricated that story.



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Greenville police say a man arrested earlier this week had intended to kill his father.

Kevin Kleber was arrested at Cherry Hospital on Monday for killing Roy Kleber last month at the son's apartment.

Originally the younger Kleber told police that a black man shot his father, but Chief William Anderson says two days after the shooting he admitted to falsifying police reports. Anderson says Kleber told them that is was an accidental shooting, that he panicked and that was why he made up the report about the black man.

The chief says after many interviews, including people in his home state of Florida, they determined it wasn't an accident and the man intended to kill his father.

Police say at this point they don't know a motive, and say they may never learn why the shooting happened.



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A former ECU student appeared before a judge this morning on charges he killed his dad last month.

Kevin Kleber's first appearance was held at the Pitt County Detention Center where he is being held on a $2.5 million bond.

The 25-year-old man was arrested Monday at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro for the death of his father, Roy Kleber.

The elder Kleber was gunned down at his son's University Park apartment. The Florida man had come to Greenville to help his son move.

During the short hearing the district court judge told Kleber would be given a court appointed lawyer. Kleber asked the judge when he would be assigned one.

Kleber originally told police that a black man had shot his dad, and police say he later admitted to making up the story and actually shooting his father. Police had originally only charged the son with obstruction of justice, but Monday added a murder charge after completing their investigation last week.

Greenville police would not say why Kleber was at the state psychiatric hospital on Monday when he was arrested.



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More than a month after a Florida man was shot and killed in his son's apartment that son has been charged with his murder.

Kevin Kleber was charged this morning for the murder of Roy Kleber. The elder Kleber was shot last month at University Park Apartments after he had come to Greenville to help his son move.

Originally police had charged the son with obstruction of justice after they say he made up a story about a black man shooting his dad.

Police say Kleber was arrested at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro and say his arrest was came after an extensive investigation into the case facts "as well as Kevin Kleber’s history and personal affairs."

Kleber is being held without bond.



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Greenville police say they have finished their investigation into a shooting that killed a Florida man who was here helping his son move.

Roy Kleber was shot last month at University Park Apartments and police say the man's 25-year-old son made up the story about a black man shooting his dad. So far Kevin Kleber is only charged with obstruction of justice.

Chief William Anderson says they are now consulting with the district attorney on what charges to bring in the case. The chief says they should know within a week on what those charges will be.

Anderson says Kleber, who is out on bond, remains in Raleigh with family. He says they're confident they can locate Kleber if needed.The Daily Reflector reports that the court formally charged Kevin Kleber of Greenville this week.

Kleber is accused of killing his father, 55-year-old Roy Kleber of Florida, at the son's apartment in Greenville. Police say Kleber told detectives a black man killed his father at the University Park Apartments before admitting he fabricated that story.



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Greenville police say a man arrested earlier this week had intended to kill his father.

Kevin Kleber was arrested at Cherry Hospital on Monday for killing Roy Kleber last month at the son's apartment.

Originally the younger Kleber told police that a black man shot his father, but Chief William Anderson says two days after the shooting he admitted to falsifying police reports. Anderson says Kleber told them that is was an accidental shooting, that he panicked and that was why he made up the report about the black man.

The chief says after many interviews, including people in his home state of Florida, they determined it wasn't an accident and the man intended to kill his father.

Police say at this point they don't know a motive, and say they may never learn why the shooting happened.



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A former ECU student appeared before a judge this morning on charges he killed his dad last month.

Kevin Kleber's first appearance was held at the Pitt County Detention Center where he is being held on a $2.5 million bond.

The 25-year-old man was arrested Monday at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro for the death of his father, Roy Kleber.

The elder Kleber was gunned down at his son's University Park apartment. The Florida man had come to Greenville to help his son move.

During the short hearing the district court judge told Kleber would be given a court appointed lawyer. Kleber asked the judge when he would be assigned one.

Kleber originally told police that a black man had shot his dad, and police say he later admitted to making up the story and actually shooting his father. Police had originally only charged the son with obstruction of justice, but Monday added a murder charge after completing their investigation last week.

Greenville police would not say why Kleber was at the state psychiatric hospital on Monday when he was arrested.



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More than a month after a Florida man was shot and killed in his son's apartment that son has been charged with his murder.

Kevin Kleber was charged this morning for the murder of Roy Kleber. The elder Kleber was shot last month at University Park Apartments after he had come to Greenville to help his son move.

Originally police had charged the son with obstruction of justice after they say he made up a story about a black man shooting his dad.

Police say Kleber was arrested at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro and say his arrest was came after an extensive investigation into the case facts "as well as Kevin Kleber’s history and personal affairs."

Kleber is being held without bond.



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Greenville police say they have finished their investigation into a shooting that killed a Florida man who was here helping his son move.

Roy Kleber was shot last month at University Park Apartments and police say the man's 25-year-old son made up the story about a black man shooting his dad. So far Kevin Kleber is only charged with obstruction of justice.

Chief William Anderson says they are now consulting with the district attorney on what charges to bring in the case. The chief says they should know within a week on what those charges will be.

Anderson says Kleber, who is out on bond, remains in Raleigh with family. He says they're confident they can locate Kleber if needed.


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  • by John Location: NC on Aug 7, 2011 at 04:39 PM
    When are we going to get more information on this story? Court date was 8/2/2011? When does it go to trial?
  • by B Location: NC on Jun 18, 2011 at 08:48 PM
    White kids kill their parents all the time, why the shock?
  • by Bill Location: Kinston on Jun 7, 2011 at 11:34 AM
    Where's my comment WITN.....It's only news when you say so, Huh?
  • by its me Location: Bear Grass on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:51 AM
    Do i have to change me name because i never make the cut.If i say something about how he was a good guy you would post that.
  • by Facts? on Jun 7, 2011 at 10:06 AM
    How do these two statements go together? 1. The chief says after many interviews, including people in his home state of Florida, they determined it wasn't an accident and the man intended to kill his father. 2. Police say at this point they don't know a motive, and say they may never learn why the shooting happened.
  • by Gary Location: Winterville on Jun 7, 2011 at 09:51 AM
    Wheres my comment WITN?
  • by ChuckWirewiggler Location: ChazWorld, Hyde Div. on Jun 7, 2011 at 07:18 AM
    This happened back in January and he is JUST being Indicted. I'm sorry but he should have already been sentenced and paying for his deed. This shows how our system continues to be broken.
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      by Gray on Jun 7, 2011 at 08:04 AM in reply to ChuckWirewiggler
      AMEN!!!!
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 08:22 AM in reply to ChuckWirewiggler
      Its called due process and it always takes this long. Its not like he has been free waiting for this he has been behind bars waiting for this. I dont care if it takes 1 year and a half, like with the Richardson case, as long as he is behind bars thats all that really matters, isnt it?
  • by sam c on Apr 1, 2011 at 12:03 AM
    Fair? He killed his farther and blamed a black.He should be hung by the neck.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 05:06 AM in reply to sam c
      We just had a guy who shot TWO people he didnt even know and he didnt hang by the neck, why should this guy? Please explain...
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 05:08 AM in reply to sam c
      We just had a guy who murdered 2 people and would never admit he did it and he didnt hang. At least this guy came clean and admitted it unlike the Richardson scumbag.
  • by Bruce the Shark Location: Greenville on Mar 31, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    I'm just curious, Will the NAACP and the SCLC be monitoring this trial to make sure that he gets a fair trial?
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      by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 at 06:59 AM in reply to Bruce the Shark
      lol!! I doubt that very seriously and they got insulted last week b/c someone called their organization "racist" Go figure!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 31, 2011 at 09:51 AM
    Will the prosecution ask for the death penalty on this one; he ambushed his own father?
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