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Jeffersonville Police say man confessed to killing his father

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Jeffersonville Police say a 33-year-old man confessed to killing his father telling police, "I stomped my dad." 

Darren Cave, is charged with murder in the death of his father Earl Cave.

Jeffersonville Police found the 60-year-old dead at the King Solomon Apartments on Oct. 8 after they were told he might be in danger. 

An autopsy was performed the next day and showed Cave died of blunt force trauma. Injuries were apparent on his head, neck and torso. Earl Cave's son, 33-year-old Darren Cave, had been staying with his dad.

"He did admit to investigators his involvement in his father's death," Sgt. Isaac Parker said. 

He says cave didn't confess right away but evidence linked him to the scene. 

"On earl's right torso, a very distinct pattern marking was located which was compared to the shoes of Darren Cave and the tread pattern of his shoes did match the pattern that was located on Mr. Earl Cave's person," Parker explained.  

According to the probable cause affidavit, after he beat his father to death, Darren Cave went to his mother's house in New Albany. She called police because he was acting irrationally. 

Police tried interviewing Cave and eventually took him to the hospital for evaluation. Authorities say that's where he assaulted two nurses and police found drugs on him. 

The affidavit says police were on their way to take Cave to jail on battery and drug charges when he confessed to the murder stating from the back of the car: "I stomped my dad."  

"During his interactions with investigators he did state specifically that him and his father had engaged in an argument of sorts," Parker said. 

Darren Cave's criminal history dates back to 1998 and includes battery, armed robbery, theft and public indecency charges. 

He was booked in jail on unrelated charges late last week. 

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