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Bay Area dad attacking son with nail-studded bat killed

FREMONT — Investigators say a Bay Area father attacking an adult son with a nail-studded baseball bat was shot to death by another son.

Fremont police say the shooting death of 48-year-old David Weatherton was a case of self-defense and the older son was released after questioning.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/W9LFxw) says Weatherton was attacking his 25-year-old son last week with a bat studded with nails when his 27-year-old son intervened.

When Weatherton turned to attack his older son, police say the father was shot in the chest and killed.

The younger son wasn't seriously hurt.

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