Father says he was forced to kill his own son during argument in Liberty County


The Liberty County Sheriff's Office said 67-year-old Billy Wilkey admitted to shooting his son during a family argument.

It happened around 2pm Friday at Wilkey's home in the Hardin area on CR 2061.

Wilkey's son was allegedly attacking his wife, hitting her with his fist and pulling her hair inside his father's home. The son pulled his wife out of the house and was trying to get her into his truck to take her home with him. When Wilkey tried to stop the attack, his son allegedly turned on him.

Deputies said Wilkey fired a single shot from his handgun and killed his son, identified as 35-year-old Flint Wilkey.

Right now, the father is not charged. The case will be referred to a grand jury.

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