Patrick Mikes Jr. arraigned for father's murder
Troy man stands mute, attorney enters not guilty plea to murder charge
Patrick Mikes Jr. stood mute Wednesday afternoon as he was arraigned on charges of open murder in the death of his father, Patrick Mikes Sr.
A not guilty plea was entered for the 21-year-old in Oakland County Circuit Court.
The younger Mikes is accused of beating his father to death with a baseball bat in their Troy home in late July and then reporting his father disappeared after going out for a bike ride.
The father's body was found in early August in a farm field in Genesee County.
Patrick Mikes Jr. will have his next court appearance on Jan. 9 for a pretrial hearing.
His attorney is reportedly planning to appeal a judge's rejection of a request to have a psychiatrist examine Mikes in jail.