A Hudson Valley man confessed he murdered his father, a marine veteran.
Louis Weber IV, of Philipstown pleaded guilty to manslaughter and arson for killing his father, Louis Weber III.
On Nov. 4, 2019, members of the Putnam County Sheriff’s office were dispatched via Putnam 911 to 11 Second Street in Philipstown, for a report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a home that was fully engulfed in flames. Officers attempted to get inside the home but were unable to due to the significant fire and smoke.
After putting out the fire, they discovered the body of Weber III. Although it appeared that he had died in the fire, an additional investigation determined that Weber III had sustained blunt force injuries and died prior to the fire.
The fire was intentionally set by Weber IV who poured an accelerant on the victim's body.
On August 23, 2020, following a lengthy and thorough investigation, Louis Weber IV was arrested and charged with these crimes. On Tuesday he pleaded guilty and admitted, under oath, to committing these crimes, officials say.
Weber is scheduled to be sentenced in October and is expected to receive an aggregate sentence of 20 years in state prison with 5 years post-release supervision.
For all the news that the Hudson Valley is sharing make sure to follow Hudson Valley Post on Facebook, download the Hudson Valley Post Mobile App and sign up for the Hudson Valley Post Newsletter.
Weber III was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps, according to his obituary. He was a financial advisor for Ameriprise Financial prior to his retirement.
38 'Most Wanted' in New York
Authorities across New York State, including the FBI, have identified these people as its "Most Wanted Fugitives." Officials ask for help in finding them but warn they should be considered "armed and dangerous."
Peek Inside Banned NFL Owner's $60 Million Yacht Docked in Hudson Valley
Take a look at an amazing $60 million yacht that's owned by an NFL owner that's been docked for weeks in the Hudson Valley.
Hudson Valley Says Goodbye To Over 70 Businesses
Award-Winning Actor Selling Hudson Valley 'Mountaintop Masterpiece'
An award-winning actor is selling "mountaintop masterpiece" in Napanoch, Ulster County. Check out all of the photos of this impressive "mountaintop masterpiece" below:
Did You Know? Over 100 Fun Facts About the Hudson Valley
Did you know that Lucille Ball made her stage debut in the Hudson Valley? How about Philadelphia Cream Cheese wasn't invented in Philadelphia, but in Orange County? Or that a mansion in Dutchess County inspired the expression "keeping up with the Joneses?" Find out about those and over 100 other fun facts about the Hudson Valley.
Take A Look At The Most Expensive Home on the Market in the Hudson Valley
The most expensive home for sale in all of New York State is found in the Hudson Valley.
LOOK: Here Are the 25 Best Places to Live in New York State
compiled a list of the best places to live in New York using data from Niche
. Niche ranks places to live based on a variety of factors including cost of living, schools, health care, recreation, and weather. Cities, suburbs, and towns were included. Listings and images are from realtor.com
On the list, there's a robust mix of offerings from great schools and nightlife to high walkability and public parks. Some areas have enjoyed rapid growth thanks to new businesses moving to the area, while others offer glimpses into area history with well-preserved architecture and museums. Keep reading to see if your hometown made the list.
Nearly 30 High-Risk New York Sex Offenders Recently Moved in Hudson Valley
New York officials are alerting the public about 30 New York sex offenders who recently moved in the Hudson Valley.
Photos: Historic 'Hudson Mansion,' With Stage Listed For Discounted Price
Hidden Treasure Worth Thousands Found in New York Home
Highest-Rated Airbnb in New York Found in Hudson Valley
You won't have to leave the Hudson Valley if you want to enjoy New York's highest-rated Airbnb.
40 Children Have Gone Missing From the Hudson Valley