Florida man, 82, shoots and kills his son on Christmas Day in argument turned deadly
- Guy Richard Vickery, 82, shot his son, Benjamin Vickery, 50, on Christmas Day
- Benjamin was shot in his upper torso during an argument between the two
- The pair had a troubled history, in 2000 the father also shot his son
- According to the sheriff’s office at the time, Guy had acted in self defense and was not charged
- This time however, Guy was arrested and held without bail on murder charges
Guy Richard Vickery, 82, is accused of shooting his son dead on Christmas Day
An elderly Florida man shot and killed his son on Christmas Day after their argument turned deadly. It wasn’t the first time he had shot him either.
Deputies from the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call around 9.30pm Tuesday at 2727 Forbes Road in Plant City after an eyewitness called 911 about a male shot inside the residence.
Guy Richard Vickery, 82, allegedly shot his son, Benjamin Vickery, 50, in his upper body during an argument.
Benjamin was rushed to South Florida Baptist Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
While its unclear what sparked the Christmas slaying, it was the second time Guy shot his son.
Police responded to a 911 call from inside the Plant City, Florida home by an eyewitness. Benjamin Vickery, 50, died from his injuries
The long feuding father and son were in an argument in 2000 and as Guy went to leave Benjamin’s home, the son began kicking and punching him as he tried to open the car door, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The sheriff’s office reported at the time that Guy took out a .45-caliber pistol and shot his son in the left shoulder.
Guy was not arrested in that incident, as authorities said he acted in self defense. Charges against Benjamin, which included one count of false imprisonment, one count of battery and domestic violence, and one count of burglary of a vehicle, were eventually dropped.
This time around however, Guy was arrested. He remains held without bail on one count of manslaughter with a weapon at the Hillsborough County Jail.