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Bond has been reduced for a man accused of killing his stepson in Pike County Missouri.

Sixty-year-old Michael Allan Black is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 31-year-old Alexander Koch.

The Pike County Sheriff's Department was called to a report of a domestic disturbance at 10:13 p.m. August 18th at a home on Route Y southwest of Bowling Green.

According to a probable cause statement, the suspect allegedly told authorities he shot Koch because he was tired of getting hit by the victim.

Black's bail originally was $1 million dollars cash-only, but a judge reduced it Wednesday to 500 thousand. Black will be back in court October 4th.