Detectives have named the man who was found dead in an address in Hart Drive, Measham.
Ronald Dunlop, 75, was found at about 4.30pm on Wednesday 1 December by East Midlands Ambulance Service.
Officers were then called to the scene and a murder investigation was launched.
Ronald’s family said: “Ronald will be greatly missed by all his family and we are shocked that his life ended this way.
“We would like to be left alone at this time to assist the police and process our grief.”
Ben Dunlop, 26, of Hart Drive, Measham, has been charged with the murder of Ronald Dunlop. He has also been charged with one count of criminal damage in relation to the death of a cat, also on 1 December.