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Catron man accused of murdering son released on bond

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Charles Goforth (Source: Stoddard County SO) Charles Goforth (Source: Stoddard County SO)
Goforth's accused of shooting his 20 year-old son Patrick in the head at their home in Catron. Goforth's accused of shooting his 20 year-old son Patrick in the head at their home in Catron.
STODDARD COUNTY, MO (KFVS) -

A man accused of killing his son while apparently high on bath salts has been released on bond, Stoddard County Prosecutor Russ Oliver confirmed.

A judge reduced his bond from $500,000, to $200,000.  Oliver says Goforth is wearing an ankle monitor.

According to the Stoddard County Sheriff's Office, Charles Goforth, 40, of Catron, Missouri, was charged with second-degree murder in connection with the May 2012 death of Patrick Goforth.

During a preliminary hearing in October, prosecutors called a witness from the Missouri Highway Patrol Crime Lab who testified that Charles Goforth had a substance commonly sold as bath salts in his system at the time of the alleged murder.

Goforth's accused of shooting his 20 year-old son Patrick in the head at their home in Catron in May 2012.

The judge ruled in October there was enough evidence and bound the case over for trial.

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