Teen Charged in Double Homicide Returns to Washington County

- WASHINGTON COUNTY, Md. - The teen accused of killing his two grandparents earlier this month in Keedysville and fleeing 200 miles to Montgomery County was returned to Washington County, Md., on Tuesday. 

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 his grandparents to death inside the western Maryland home they shared, before fleeing the scene in their car. 

According to court documents released Friday, Minoglio admitted to murdering the two inside their house on
 4 Hoot Owl Court on Saturday, March 15. 

The victims have been identified as 78-year-old Peggy Minoglio and 84-year-old Joseph Michael Minoglio. Officials say the two were stabbed more than 15 times, and were found with deep wounds to their throats. Authorities said they found the blood-stained knife in the dishwasher. 

Minoglio turned himself in to police in Virginia hours after the bodies were found 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. 

Officials say Minoglio will be held without bond, until he can appear before a judge for a bond review. He's currently being held at the Washington County Detention Center. 

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