Grand jury indicts father in son's slaying

A 55-year-old man was indicted by a grand jury in the fatal shooting of his son in 2009 after they had watched a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez, according to court records released Wednesday.

Jerry Pough Sr. faces one count of murder with use of a deadly weapon. An arraignment hearing was set for next month before Judge Valerie Adair.

Authorities believe that in September 2009 Pough was in a vehicle with his son, Jerry Pough Jr., after watching the boxing match with family and friends.

The two argued over the way to get to the son's home and the elder Pough shot his son multiple times, authorities said. Two other people in the vehicle at the time of the shooting were unharmed.

The senior Pough has a history of mental health problems, including schizophrenia and being bipolar. In October 2010, he was sent to Lakes Crossing in Sparks, the state's facility for mentally ill defendants, and was found competent to stand trial.

He is representing himself in the case.

Contact reporter Francis McCabe at or 702-380-1039.


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