August 20 is the trial date for  a man accused of killing his son in Pike County, Missouri.

46-year-old Michael Lee Phillips of Saint John is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and voluntary manslaughter. Phillips is accused of shooting 22-year-old Jeff Chisholm at a cabin on County Road 52 just off of Highway 61 between Bowling Green and Frankford.

Witnesses say the victim had been fighting with his father and other family members.

In a probable cause statement, Phillips allegedly told authorities that he had no other choice but to shoot his son.

He’s in the Pike County Jail on 200 thousand dollars cash-only bond.