Cops: Former federal prosecutor eliminated by ax-wielding boy

Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017|9:28 a.m.

CHESTERFIELD, Va.– Authorities say the kid of a previous federal district attorney utilized an ax to kill his father.

News outlets report 61-year-old Nicholas Altimari was found dead Saturday at his Chesterfield, Virginia, home.

Police state 31-year-old Frank X. Altimari was arrested in Richmond the exact same night and charged in connection with the slaying. Authorities think he hit his dad with a vehicle, then struck him with the ax.

A spokesperson for the United States attorney’s workplace states Nicholas Altimari served the eastern district of Virginia as an assistant U.S. attorney from 1992 to 2003. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the suspect’s late grandfather, also called Frank X. Altimari, served on the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

It’s unclear exactly what prompted the violence, or whether the suspect has an attorney.

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