Son beat parents to death inside family home

2016-08-27 21:15


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West Deptford — Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home.

But a motive for the attack in West Deptford, a suburb of Philadelphia, remains under investigation.

County prosecutors say a relative found 58-year-old Edward Coles Jr and his 55-year-old wife, Rosemarie, around 11:30 on Friday. The relative had gone to the home because he couldn't reach the couple by phone.

The couple's 28-year-old son, Ryan, was in the home when police arrived. He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation, but further details were not disclosed.

Ryan Coles faces murder and weapons charges. His bail was set at $1m.

It wasn't known on Saturday if he's retained an attorney.

Autopsies on the couple were scheduled for Saturday.

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