A Pitt County grand jury has indicted the man accused of killing his father in January. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.