FRACKVILLE -- Tyler Swantek was emotionless walking out of his arraignment in Frackville.
He's accused of killing his father, Todd Swantek, by shooting him in the head several times with a rifle.
"It's bad to think that your own people are going to kill you, you know. You never think that and yet it happens," said Wally Borzok of Frackville.
Frackville police found his father's body on a couch in the family's home on North Third Street at the end of May.
Investigators say the body was badly decomposed and covered by several blankets and pillows.
Court documents show the victim had been dead for weeks and that the suspect used air fresheners and candles to try to mask the smell of the body.
Neighbors were surprised to hear about the arrest.
"It's a shock, but the police did what they had to do. It took some time to get it all out together. They did their job," said Bernard McCauley.