Elderly Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Son

Richard Landis Peck shot and killed his son, 51-year-old Robert Landis Peck

A San Diego man accused of killing his son, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony voluntary manslaughter.

Richard Landis Peck, 92, was arrested on Nov. 14th after going to a neighbor's house in Old Town and saying he had shot his 51-year-old son, Robert Landis Peck, while the victim was asleep in their home.

San Diego Superior Court Judge Jay Bloom said Peck will be put on probation for three years with home detention and a GPS ankle bracelet when he gets sentenced in March.

The defense says Peck was abused by his son, who sometimes tried to scare him to death to get insurance money.

On the night of the shooting, Robert Peck smashed his father's landline, which was his primary mode of communication, and threatened him before bed, according to Defense Attorney Doug Gilliland.

Richard Peck was afraid to go to sleep that night, according to Gilliland. 

Robert Peck was going through a divorce and had recently moved into his father's home, according to court records.

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