BEL AIR, Md. — A Harford County judge has denied bail for a 16-year-old boy accused of killing his father and dumping the body in a pond behind a relative’s house.

Robert C. Richardson III is charged as an adult with first-and-second degree murder and the use of a handgun in the commission of a violent crime in the death of Robert C. Richardson Jr.

The judge denied bail for the teenager on Wednesday, a day after the freshman at C. Milton Wright High School was arrested.

Authorities have said that the father was killed with a handgun but they have not announced who owned the gun or said how many times it was fired.

Richardson is accused of shooting his father and driving to a relative’s house in Aberdeen, Md., to dispose of the body.