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Case of teen accused of shooting father is waived to grand jury

A murder case involving a Lexington teen-ager accused of killing his father was waived to the grand jury after a preliminary hearing in Fayette District Court on Monday.

Police say Verdis Kyle Pennington III, 18, shot his father, Verdis Pennington Jr., 50, on the night of Nov. 30 at the family's home on Nakomi Drive.

Pennington Jr. died at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital of a gunshot wound to the head.

Pennington III is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

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