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Man Allegedly Beat Elderly Dad to Death With a Hammer

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A 45-year-old Chatsworth resident was charged today with murder for the beating death of his elderly father.

Sun Chang, 78, was found dead around midday Sunday, and his son, Jun Hyuk Chang, told officers he killed his father with a hammer, according to City News Service.

The elder Mr. Chang was pronounced dead at the scene, while the younger Mr. Chang was taken into custody without incident.

Prosecutors are asking for bail to be set at $1 million. If convicted, Chang faces life in prison.