Jazs Bronner told police that his father died after he fell and hit his head on a 10-pound barbell, the result of a father-and-son fistfight.
But police said the autopsy told a different story: Orlando Bronner, 73, was struck at least four times in the head with a blunt object, and parts of his skull contained bits of metal and paint from the gold-colored free weight.
Jazs Bronner, 44, was arrested late Tuesday in Bristol Township, Bucks County, and charged with a general count of homicide, the degree to be decided in court. He was sent to the Bucks County Prison without bail. According to court documents, Bronner had moved in with his father in the Winder Village section of the township about four months ago.