Son charged with death of his father; mother still missing

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Posted at 3:36 PM, Jul 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-15 16:36:46-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The son of a Wisconsin couple who went missing last week has been formally accused of killing his father and dismembering his body.

Twenty-three-year-old Chandler Halderson, who was living with his parents in Windsor, is charged in Dane County Court with first-degree intentional homicide, hiding and mutilating a corpse, and providing false information on a kidnapping.

Court Commissioner Brian Asmus set bail at $1 million after arguments by prosecutors and Halderson's attorney.

Defense attorney Catherine Dorl told Asmus her client is a lifelong resident of Wisconsin, has been involved in the Boy Scouts and church groups, and has no prior criminal history. She had asked that bail be continued at $10,000.