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Relative: No Motive In Easter Shooting In Ohio

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
This image provided by WKYC, Channel 3, shows the scene outside a church in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Police in northeast Ohio are investigating a shooting outside the church that has reportedly left one man dead after an Easter service. (AP Photo/WKYC)

This image provided by WKYC, Channel 3, shows the scene outside a church in Ashtabula, Ohio, on Sunday, March 31, 2013. Police in northeast Ohio are investigating a shooting outside the church that has reportedly left one man dead after an Easter service. (AP Photo/WKYC)

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) - An ex-convict charged with killing his father at an Easter Sunday church service in Ohio made rambling comments during an appearance in court.

The suspect, 28-year-old Reshad Riddle, appeared Monday in Ashtabula Municipal Court in an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles.

The bearded Riddle made rambling comments about God and said he wanted to be treated fairly.

Ann Riddle, sister of the victim and aunt of the suspect, said the family knows of no possible motive. She calls her slain brother a loving and caring family member.

No plea was entered on an aggravated murder charge and two weapons counts.

Police say he went to the church and killed his father, 53-year-old Richard Riddle, with a single shot from a handgun Sunday afternoon. Worshippers fled in panic.

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