01/02/2013 03:33 pm ET

Baron Von Duke Vercruysse Killed Father, Rene, After Argument About Cleaning Room: Deputies

A Florida man got into an argument with his father about cleaning his room, then murdered him, deputies tell Fox 13.

Pasco County deputies say Baron Von Duke Vercruysse, 23, fatally struck his father, 52-year-old Rene Vercruysse over the head at some point on New Year's Eve, ABC reported. Officials found the body after responding to a fire at the Vercruysse home at around 10:20 p.m.

Investigators believe that after killing his father, Baron Von Duke Vercruysse poured gasoline on the body and set it ablaze inside the master bedroom. According to Fox 13, firefighters were able to contain the flames to the bedroom.

A preliminary autopsy determined that the elder Vercruysse died of homicidal violence, not injuries sustained in the fire, according to Bay News 9.

Deputies claim Vercruysse admitted to the slaying. He's been charged with first-degree murder and arson.

According to his Facebook page, Baron Von Duke Vercruysse recently became a father.

"I'm going to be a daddy in the next few hours I'm so excited yayyyy," reads a post made in April. Facebook friend Justine Liddick commented, "i know you will make an amazing dad!"



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