UPDATE: Murder Suspect Angry at Family for Moving

By: WIFR Newsroom; AP
By: WIFR Newsroom; AP

UPDATE: BELOIT (WIFR) – 30-year-old Peter Hemmy told investigators he was angry with his parents because they were moving to an apartment and was told he could no longer live with them.

Hemmy is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of his 58-year-old father, Bruce Hemmy.

Police found the father dead early Monday at their home in the 2200 block of Sunshine Lane.

According to the criminal complaint, Hemmy went to the Beloit Police Department and told an officer he killed his father by hitting him in the head with a hammer.

The complaint also reveals Hemmy told investigators he kind of regretted his dad.


UPDATE: We now know how a Beloit man died after his son implicated himself in his father's death.

The Rock County Coroner says an autopsy shows a 58-year-old Beloit man died from blunt force trauma to the head, consistent with a hammer.

Police say Bruce Hemmy's son, 30-year-old Peter Hemmy, turned himself in Monday morning and is now in jail, after officers found his father dead at their home in the 2200 block of Sunshine Lane in Beloit.


UPDATE (WIFR) -- A Beloit man is dead and police say his son is the one who did it. That suspect, Peter Hemmy, 30, turned himself in and is now in jail, charged with his father's murder.

Police tape still marks the Beloit home on Sunshine Lane where the unthinkable happened early in the morning. Inside police say Bruce Hemmy, 58, was killed by his son Peter.

Next door, Denise Isabell says she's not surprised.

"He was really, really strange. He was really weird. He did a lot of weird things. He'll talk to the grass and the lawnmower and just say stuff like you can't beat me and I’m going to win, and just really weird stuff all the time," Isabell explained.

Detectives say after allegedly killing his father, Peter Hemmy walked right into the police station and confessed.

"It does make the investigation run smoother, however there is still many people to speak to, there will be medical reports, it will be awhile before it's all wrapped up," Beloit Police Captain Dan Risse, said.

As investigators pour through evidence, back on Sunshine Lane Denise Isabell wonders what made her neighbor snap.

"We never heard anything like arguing or anything coming from that house so, besides him doing it to himself and beating up the door and stuff like that," Isabell said.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.

Police won't say how Hemmy was killed, but detectives say he was not shot.


UPDATE: A man is dead and his son is in custody in Beloit after an apparent murder early this morning.

Police say around 1:30 a.m. 30-year-old Peter Hemmy wanted to speak to officers to turn himself in for a crime. He told officers his father was dead at their home in the 2200 block of Sunshine Lane, implicating himself in the death.

Officers responded to the home and found 58-year-old Bruce Hemmy inside the residence. The Rock County Coroner's Office responded and Bruce Hemmy was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say they are investigating the case as a homicide. Investigators say a firearm was not involved in the incident.

Peter Hemmy has been arrested for first-degree intentional homicide and is being held at the Rock County Jail.


BELOIT, Wis. (AP) -- Beloit police are investigating a death they say is a domestic-related homicide.

Officers were called to a residence shortly before 2 a.m. Monday. The victim is a 58-year-old man.

The Beloit Daily News says a 30-year-old man is in custody.


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