Murder Suspect Appears In Court
Dad claims self defense. Bond denied
Darrell Dakan, 69, appeared in front of Judge Kevin Drake Wednesday accused of killing his son Joshua Dakan 2 days ago on the property they both lived in north of White Cloud.
Court records indicate Joshua Dakan was sitting in the passenger seat of a friend;s car when his father came out and confronted him about leaving a cable across the driveway that ended up damaging the elder Dakan’s truck. As they argued, the father got a rifle from his trailer aiming it at his son.
His friend reported that Joshua Dakan at one point said ‘Just shoot me”.
Then, according to the friend, Darrell Dakan fired the .22 caliber rifle at his son. Joshua struggled with his father for a short time before collapsing with the bullet piercing his heart and lung.
Darrell Dakan admitted to the shooting but claimed self defense.
Prosecutor Ellsworth Stay stated in court that the younger Dakan had been shot in the back.
Bond for Darrell Dakan was denied.
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