As we've reported, Joseph William Minoglio, 19, is being brought back to Washington County to face charges after waiving an extradition hearing in Montgomery County, Virginia. Minoglio is facing multiple charges, including first-degree murder, after stabbing the couple to death inside the western Maryland home they shared, before fleeing 200 miles in their car.
Deputies discovered the violent crime scene in the home at
Minoglio turned himself in to police in Virginia hours after the bodies were found on Saturday. Documents say Minoglio's mother, Bonnie, told police he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, and that Minoglio had been acting funny since his medication was recently changed. In other court documents his father says the 19-year-old was a drug addict, who threatened to harm family members.
Minoglio is currently charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of second degree murder, two counts of attempted first degree murder, two counts of attempted second degree murder, two counts of first degree assault, and two counts of second degree assault.
Officials say Minoglio will be held without bond, until he can appear before a judge for a bond review. The earliest opportunity for that would be this upcoming Monday. A date for when Minoglio is due in court has not yet been set.
In a statement released Friday by Minoglio's Defense Attorney Dave Harbin, "It would be inappropriate for me to comment on any of the allegations at this time. The family is grieving and we are still trying to ascertain all of the facts. We can say that family's support of Joseph is unwavering, and they ask that Joseph not be prejudged before all of the facts are established."
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