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Teen Admits to Killing Grandparents in Keedysville Homicide

The teen accused of killing his two paternal grandparents over the weekend in Keedysville, admitted Friday to murdering them inside their house, according to court documents.
KEEDYSVILLE, Md. - The teen accused of killing his two grandparents over the weekend in Keedysville, admitted to murdering them inside their house, according to court documents released Friday. 

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 4 Hoot Owl Court just before 6 p.m. 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 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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