Family 'trying to pull together' after son accused of killing fa - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Family 'trying to pull together' after son accused of killing father

Robert Henry Lovette Robert Henry Lovette
KINGS MOUNTAIN, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Kings Mountain are investigating after a man has been charged with killing his father.

According to the Kings Mountain Police Department, officers were called to the home of 68-year-old Donald Howard Lovette after getting a call to check on his welfare.

When they arrived at the home on Phenix Street officers say a man inside the home refused to cooperate with the officers.

Officers then found Donald Lovette's body in the home.

Thirty-eight-year-old Robert Lovette, Donald's son, on charges of first degree murder.

"It's been tough," said Joseph McDaniel. "We're just doing the best we can man... trying to pull together."

Donald Lovette was McDaniel's step-father.

"He raised me since I was 18 months old," said McDaniel.

On Saturday, McDaniel says he showed up at his father's home and saw blood everywhere.

"I started screaming and crying and asking why," said McDaniel. "It was like a dream. I was like it's not real."

"I could hear the hitting, smacking," said a neighbor who was listening from his front porch Friday night. "I don't know if he was hitting him but I could hear something being hit."

The neighbor says he called police when he heard things getting heated.

"While I was still on the phone with the cops I stepped out and I could still hear them," said the neighbor.

Officers have not released a motive in the death or said how the older man was killed.

Robert Lovette is being held at the Cleveland County Law Enforcement Center with no bond.

Lovette made his first appearance in district court Monday morning. He was given a court appointed attorney and a court date of January 28.

Copyright 2014 WBTV. All rights reserved.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    US Marines' bravery celebrated 100 years after French battle

    Sunday, May 27 2018 8:04 AM EDT2018-05-27 12:04:22 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:45:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo). U.S. Marine Corps soldiers stand beneath the U.S. flag during a Memorial Day commemoration at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in Belleau, France, Sunday, May 27, 2018.

    High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a key...

    Full Story >

    High-ranking military officials from the U.S., France and Germany have taken part in Memorial Day ceremonies at an American cemetery in northern France to mark the centennial of the battle of Belleau Wood, a key moment in Marine Corps history.

    Full Story >
  • Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

    Sting receives honorary degree, sings at Brown University

    Sunday, May 27 2018 1:04 PM EDT2018-05-27 17:04:32 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:44 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:44:33 GMT
    (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In a Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Sting attends Spotify's Best New Artists 2018 Party at Skylight Clarkson Square, in New York. Brown University confers an honorary degree on rocker Sting at its 250th comme...(Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In a Jan. 25, 2018 file photo, Sting attends Spotify's Best New Artists 2018 Party at Skylight Clarkson Square, in New York. Brown University confers an honorary degree on rocker Sting at its 250th comme...

    Ivy League school Brown University will bestow an honorary degree to English musician Sting.

    Full Story >

    Ivy League school Brown University will bestow an honorary degree to English musician Sting.

    Full Story >
  • More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    More than $55K raised for teacher who stopped shooter

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-05-27 19:24:15 GMT
    Sunday, May 27 2018 5:28 PM EDT2018-05-27 21:28:03 GMT
    (Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...(Southern Illinois University via AP). RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT NAME TO JASON SEAMAN - In this undated photo, provided by Southern Illinois University, Jason Seaman, a defensive end for the SIU football team, poses for a photo in Carbondale, Ill. Seam...
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.Full Story >
    Online fundraiser has already surpassed $55,000 goal for Indiana teacher shot while tackling armed student.Full Story >
Powered by Frankly