Kelso man accused of strangling stepfather in argument over beer

KELSO, Wash. (AP) - The Cowlitz County sheriff's office says a Kelso man confessed to strangling his 82-year-old stepfather in an argument over beer.

The sheriff's office says 56-year-old Bruce W. Albee was arrested Wednesday night in Pacific County where he told deputies he had left Charles Marion Rees dead at their home in Kelso.

Deputies went to the home and found a body.

Albee told investigators he and Rees got into an argument over beer and it turned into a fight that ended with Rees strangled.