Killed – William Howard Tasker, Jr. (Terra Alta, WV)


Robert Dale Tasker admitted to shooting and killing his father, William Howard Tasker, Jr. Tuesday morning, according to Preston County Sheriff’s deputies.

Deputies were called to Tasker, Jr.’s home on Pond Drive in the Cranesville area after 11 a.m., and found Robert Tasker with the body of his father.

Robert Dale Tasker, 42, had a loaded rifle that he said was the weapon he used in the 3:09 p.m. incident at 125 Pond Drive, according to the Preston County Sheriff’s Office. He said that he went to his father’s home with the intention of killing him.

Tasker told deputies that he went to his father’s house that morning with a loaded rifle, with the intent to kill his father.

Deputies recovered the weapon and arrested Tasker at the scene, charging him with first degree murder. He remains in jail without bond.


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