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Goforth released on $200K bond

Friday, November 23, 2012

BLOOMFIELD, Mo. - A Catron man accused of murdering his son has been released on bond according to court documents.

Charles C. Goforth, 40, of Catron, was arrested early Saturday, May 5, 2012, and charged with the Class A felony of second degree murder and the unclassified felony of armed criminal action.

A motion for bond reduction was filed on Oct. 17, 2012 by Goforth's attorney, Stephen C. Wilson.

On Nov. 7, Judge Stephen Sharp amended his bond conditions. In addition to the $500,000 cash or surety bond authorized, he stated that bond may be satisfied by a $200,000 cash deposit.

It also changed one of the special conditions to allow contact with his wife, pending her approval.

On Nov. 8, bond was posted and Goforth released from jail for the duration of his court proceedings.

A case review is scheduled for his case on Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:30 a.m.

the shooting happened shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, May 5.

The victim, 20-year-old Patrick Goforth, reportedly died from a single gunshot wound to the head. The shooting is reported to have taken place at the home of the elder Goforth.

In an October preliminary hearing, Goforth's other son, Josh Goforth, testified that his father had been using bath salts for sometime and had at one point asked the sons to move out because he didn't want to hurt them.

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