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Medical examiner: Slain father hit in head 4 times

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Patrick Mikes Jr. in court on Monday. Patrick Mikes Jr. in court on Monday.
TROY, Mich. (WJBK) -

Oakland County's chief medical examiner says a 55-year-old Troy man found dead in a cornfield was struck in the head at least four times with an "oblong blunt object" like a pipe or baseball bat.
 
Dr. L.J. Dragovic testified Monday during a probable cause hearing for 22-year-old Patrick Mikes Jr., who is charged with murder in his father's death and faces up to life in prison if tried and convicted. Mikes Jr. pleaded not guilty and remains jailed.
 
Dragovic says he examined evidence collected from Patrick Mikes Sr.'s home, including clothes "saturated with blood."
 
Prosecutors say the son dumped his father's body in Genesee County's Montrose Township. Mikes Jr. reported his father missing, saying he left their Troy home on his bike July 27.  The body was found Aug. 10.

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