Rafferty found guilty in connection with father’s death
Guilty on all counts.
That’s the verdict in the case of a Moline man charged with killing his father in the course of an altercation over money.
Larry Rafferty Jr. was convicted Tuesday afternoon, August 14, 2012 on three felony counts: aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery involving a senior, and involuntary manslaughter.
Larry Rafferty Sr. was a well known funeral home director, coach, and community-minded man.
He died after being pushed outside his younger son’s funeral home in Moline last December. Witnesses in the two day trial said Larry Rafferty Jr. was drunk and angry, after wanting more money from his father.
It was a bench trial, the verdict decided by Judge Walter Braud.
A sentencing will be held at a later date.