Oviedo man arrested after police find father dead in pool of blood

Chandler Belaston arrested on first-degree murder charge

By Adrienne Cutway - Web Editor
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Chandler Belaston

OVIEDO, Fla. - A man has been arrested on a murder charge a week after his father was found dead in a pool of blood with a crow bar nearby, according to the Oviedo Police Department.

Chandler Belaston, 34, is accused of killing his father, Jean Belaston, on April 13.

Police were called to a home on the 1300 block of Harrison Street around 1:46 p.m. When they arrived, Jean Belaston was lying on the bedroom floor with a pair of black pants covering his face, according to a news release.

A pool of blood surrounded Jean Belaston and a crowbar was found nearby, police said. 

An autopsy found that Jean Belaston's arm, ribs, and chest showed signs of blunt force trauma, possibly from a crow bar, officials said. The medical examiner said an injury on Jean Belaston's might have been from a machete.

His death was ruled a homicide.

Chandler Belaston was arrested Thursday afternoon on a first-degree murder charge in his father's death. He's being held without bail at the Seminole County Jail.

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