NJ man gets 30 years for shooting dad in face with rifle
KINNELON — A Morris County man who fatally shot his father inside their family's home has been sentenced to 30 years in state prison.
Travis Hofstetter said Monday that he regrets the murder every day. But he again declined to say why he shot 57-year-old James Hofstetter in February 2015.
Travis Hofstetter pleaded guilty last December to first-degree murder and a weapons offense. He has said he was alone with his father in their Kinnelon home when he grabbed his father's rifle from the attic, loaded it and shot him twice in the face and body.
Authorities say Travis Hofstetter called 911 to report the shooting. He was arrested a short time later in nearby Hardyston Township.