Hour before father found dead, accused killer called 911 for help

Kenneth John Boone is shown during his video arraignment for the murder of his father, Jim Boone.

WEST OLIVE — A 25-year-old Spring Lake-area man accused of murder made a 911 call an hour before his father was found dead, authorities said. The Ottawa County Central Dispatch Authority said Monday that Kenneth Boone spoke to a dispatcher before allegedly killing his father, but that call was not communicated to deputies.

On Dec. 1, Boone called 911 at 6:15 a.m. asking for police services. At 7:24 a.m., he called again and told authorities he had hurt his father, James Boone, at their Spring Lake Township home.

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