Sixty-year-old Michael Allan Black is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 31-year-old Alexander Koch.

An evidence hearing is Nov. 8 for a man accused of killing his stepson in Pike County, Mo.

Sixty-year-old Michael Allan Black is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action in the shooting death of 31-year-old Alexander Koch.

The Pike County Sheriff's Department was called to a report of a domestic disturbance at 10:13 p.m. Aug. 18 at a home on Route Y southwest of Bowling Green.

According to a probable cause statement, the suspect allegedly told authorities he shot Koch because he was tired of getting hit by the victim. Witnesses told the sheriff's department that the two men had gotten into a physical altercation.

Black's bail originally was $1 million cash-only, but a judge recently reduced it to $500,000 with 10 percent cash or surety allowed. A counsel status hearing was held Wednesday, Oct. 4.