Parma Man’s Bond Set at $3M in Grandparents’ Murder

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CLEVELAND — The man charged in the double homicide of his own grandparents was arraigned on Thursday morning.

Anthony King, 29, of Parma, was formally charged with two counts of aggravated murder and had his bond set at $3 million.

Prosecutors allege that King was responsible for the deaths of 75-year-old James Riley King and 72-year-old Wava King.

The couple was found dead in their Virginia Avenue home Monday morning. The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that they had been beaten to death.

Monday evening, Parma police tracked down the couple’s missing car on State Road. The driver, presumably their grandson Anthony, was detained.

Anthony King is remains housed in the Cleveland Central Prison Unit.

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