Man charged in murder of dad in Ann Arbor home, motive still unknown

The man charged with killing Dr. Michael Krause is also named Michael Krause - and it's also the long time dentist's son.

The younger Krause, of Ann Arbor, was charged with open murder Tuesday after he was found waiting in the driveway for police. 

Krause's mom, the dentist's wife, called 911 reporting a fight, saying her son was assaulting her 66-year-old husband inside their Ann Arbor home on Watershed. A few minutes later police received another call, but from the son.

When they arrived, the younger Krause was waiting for them in the driveway with blood on his hands.

"I have been provided a copy of the complaint. I waive a formal reading and stand mute," Joe Simon, his defense attorney, said.

Man accused of killing father with bare hands in Ann Arbor home

Ann Arbor police said the Krause men had been drinking Saturday night when they got into an argument.

"He indicated that his father was yelling at his mother and him and he, essentially, couldn't take it anymore," Ann Arbor Police Lt. Aimee Metzer said.

Police said Krause used his hands as a weapon and beat his father to death. The 66-year-old dentist died from blunt force trauma to his dead and strangulation. 

Ann Arbor police have been to the home before for domestic situations between the two. They say the son didn't appear to be defending himself.

"It doesn't appear he was injured in any way," Metzer said.

Prosecutors argued that he posed a risk to the community while the defense argued for a reduced bond and medication. But the judge ruled in favor of the prosecution and denied bond.

A motive is still not known.

Krause is due in court on February 14.