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Beloit man pleads guilty to killing father with hammer

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — A Beloit man has pleaded guilty to killing his father with a hammer in August.

Against the advice of his attorneys, 30-year-old Peter Hemmy waived his preliminary hearing and pleaded guilty to first-degree intentional homicide Tuesday.

Hemmy was charged with killing his 58-year-old father Bruce Hemmy. According to the complaint, Peter Hemmy went to Beloit police on Aug. 25 and told an officer he had killed his father by striking him in the head with a hammer. Police went to the home and found the father’s body.

Prosecutors say Peter Hemmy was upset because his parents were moving and he would have no place to live.

Hemmy was found competent to stand trial last week. Hemmy’s bond was revoked and a pre-sentence investigation ordered. Sentencing is set for April 24.

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