New medical examiner’s autopsy report exonerates man charged in slaying of his father

A new medical examiner report exonerating a man accused of murdering his father is now under review by the state Department of Justice, The Hill reported.

In August, a state grand jury indicted Joseph Lee Jones on charges that he killed his father, William “Bill” Jones, in 2012, the Associated Press reported.

The report was released Monday, and it said that the autopsy results did not show any evidence of foul play.

The grand jury was unable to determine if the cause of death was self-inflicted or an accident, the report said.

The family said they were disappointed that a new autopsy was not conducted to determine what caused Jones’ death, according to the AP.

The Associated Press previously reported that the investigation found that Jones did not commit suicide.

Jones has been in custody since the charges were filed, according the AP, and is currently awaiting trial.