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Mom supports son following arrest for father’s murder

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – The mother of the Henrico man arrested for murdering his father said she believed her son was innocent and should be let out of jail. Tammy Luedecke added she did not consider her son a flight risk.

The mother made the comments following a Henrico court hearing Monday morning.

Michael Andrew Luedecke, 21, is accused of shooting and killing his father 51-year-old Jeffrey Michael Luedecke Sunday night. Luedecke’s body was found in his home along the 8800 block of Midway Road home, near Parham Rd. and Patterson Ave., about 8 p.m.

“Detectives’ investigation revealed Michael Andrew Luedecke shot his father after the two were involved in a verbal argument that escalated,” Henrico Police spokeswoman Lt. Linda Toney wrote in an email. “Michael Andrew Luedecke was charged with murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.”

Toney confirmed to CBS 6 reporter Joe St. George that Jeff Luedecke died at the scene.

In Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Court Monday, it was revealed Atty. Jeffrey Oppleman will represent Michael Luedecke in this case.

A tentative bond hearing has been tentatively set for November 25 at 11 a.m.

A preliminary hearing for trial has been set for January 13 at 10:45 a.m.

Neighbors told CBS 6 reporter Joe St. George that Michael, Tammy and Jeffrey all lived in the home.

“Jeff was a nice guy, a handyman who did things for people,” Linda Stone, who is the Luedecks next door neighbor, said.

6 comments

    • blaze

      Exactly,idk where people get that from,like Henrico is protected.it happens everywhere. Remember don’t be quick to judge,the news will convict you before you even have your court trial.

  • Tikori Whitson

    God bless tat entire family…my family and his family were neighbors for 5yrs., we all were really close. I could not have asked for better neighbors such as the Ludeckes. It was truly unfortunate and a great loss when we moved away. My heart and prayers go out to them in this time of tragedy…we love you all!

  • Michelle Burrell

    Jeff was such a Close Friend to our Family ; My brother Dicky Burrell (Theo) and Jeff were Best Friends ,when Dicky had surgery on his foot Jeff was the one person who took Dicky to all his doctor follow- up appointments and and he often helped Jeff with his side Jobs,Jeff did all sorts of fixing things for my mother ( Barbara Burrell) around her house ,she is just devistated about the death of Jeff and every morning i came on Midway Road because My Mother and Brother also lives on Midway Road and that is also where I grew up and Jeff would be outside when i would pass by his househe would waive and smile every morning…The Burrell Family send out our Thoughts and Prayers to the Ludeckes Family ,they all were very Nice People and Jeff the Burrell Family will Miss you Dearly..May you Rest In Peace….

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