Clay man indicted on murder charges in estranged father's death

Herman Tolbert Jr.

A Clay man was indicted on murder charges in the death of his estranged father.

An Onondaga County grand jury indicted 23-year-old Herman Tolbert Jr., of 4977 Moses Drive on charges of second degree murder, burglary, criminal possession of a weapon and unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Last August, Lila Tolbert found her husband unresponsive on the floor. Herman Tolbert was pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsy results found he died of a stab wound.

Investigators say Tolbert Jr. forced his way into the home and stabbed his father to death. They say he later turned himself in to deputies.