A Mattydale man is now being held on 100 thousand dollars bail after the death of his father in September.

56 year old Robert Teachout stood before a judge Friday for a bail hearing after he was charged with murder and arson in the case.

The fire occurred in September at his Garden City Drive home in Mattydale. His 86 year old father Robert, was found dead in the house after the fire quickly spread. His son was found in another room suffering from smoke inhalation and the suspect spent days in the hospital recovering.

Police quickly determined that the fire was suspicious and they arrested Teachout while he was in the hospital and he was charged with murder. Still no word on a motive in the case.