Man killed stepson after fight over chili dog, police say
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A Volusia County man is accused of killing a family member during a food fight.
Port Orange police say that food fight over a chili dog happened on Sunday night, and then on Monday morning, 68-year-old Danny Holder shot and killed his stepson, Randall Lowen.
Holder was wheeled into court on Tuesday to hear the charges against him. He faces a first-degree murder charge; however, the public defender told reporters it is a case of self-defense.
"He had been attacked and felt the need to defend himself," said attorney Matthew Phillips. "I'm interested in learning more about his stepson also, but it was a situation where he felt like it was necessary to defend himself."
According to police, the family shared a home and Holder told an officer the fights were "the final straw."
Holder will remain in jail without bond.