Photo Courtesy: Phelps County Sheriff's Office

Man from Rolla Charged in Father’s Death

A man from Rolla is facing charges of murder for allegedly killing his father.

Prosecutors have charged 19-year-old Samuel Karlinski with second-degree murder in the death of Ralph Karlinski Jr.

Investigators say they responded to the scene Monday morning following a call of shots fired, where they found the elder Karlinski dead.

Officers say he was shot three times.

A handgun and shell casings were recovered at the scene, and Samuel was arrested.

He told police that he shot his father in self-defense.

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