Affidavit Reveals Gruesome Details of Father’s Death Allegedly at the Hands of Mentally Ill Son on Christmas Eve

BOONTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The death of a father allegedly killed by his son on Christmas Eve has uncovered a tragic and gruesome family tragedy. The affidavit revealed that 61-year-old Gregory Meyer was found dead inside his residence, with his 33-year-old son Kyle arrested and charged with murder, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

According to the affidavit, Gregory was killed in the basement of his home. Kyle’s mother, who was home at the time, heard the two men arguing before screams and then silence. The police report also revealed that a bloody pole saw and axe were found near the body, with blood found in the basement as well as on the stairs leading up to Kyle’s bedroom.

The Meyer family released a statement saying that Kyle had been “lost in the darkness of mental illness, alcohol, and abuse of drugs.” They also warned other families that mental illness should be taken seriously, as those with delusions of paranoia can be a violent threat waiting to happen. Police have stated that there is no threat to the community and they are not actively looking for additional suspects.

As the investigation continues, a detention hearing for Kyle will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. The tragic death of Gregory Meyer has shed light on the impact of mental illness and substance abuse on families, urging others to take these issues seriously and seek help when needed.

The Meyer family’s statement and the details of the case have sparked conversations about the challenges of dealing with mental illness and substance abuse, particularly in regards to legal repercussions and involuntary commitment. The community is left grappling with the devastating aftermath of this family tragedy, as they seek to come to terms with the loss of a beloved father and the potential consequences for his troubled son.