Man convicted in father's murder over fight for van keys

Christopher Myhand (Source: Montgomery County Jail)
Christopher Myhand (Source: Montgomery County Jail)
Updated: Aug. 29, 2018 at 5:02 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - A Montgomery man has been found guilty of shooting and killing his father during an argument over a set of van keys, according to Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey.

Christopher Myhand was convicted for the March 11, 2016, murder of his father, Tony Myhand.

Bailey said the father and son got into an argument because the father was upset his son would not give him the keys to a recently purchased van. The victim, who was confined to a wheelchair, was shot in the chest and neck.

The DA said Christopher tried to say he shot his dad in self-defense despite no weapons being found on or near the victim's body.

Christopher also tried to convince authorities that his eyesight was so poor that he could not aim to kill, but that defense fell apart when he admitted he has driven without wearing glasses or contact lenses and has never had an accident.

"This senseless murder is a prime example of the often tragic consequences of not thinking before you react," Bailey said. "Christopher Myhand will be in prison for a very long time for an act of violence that easily could have been avoided."

Sentencing is set for Oct. 1 during which time a judge could send him to prison for between 20 years to life.

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