Missouri man charged in quadruple homicide of his family

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EDGERTON, Mo. — A 24-year-old Missouri man is charged with first-degree murder after his grandparents, sister and 3-month-old nephew were found dead and burning outside of a residence in February, The Kansas City Star reports.

Grayden Denham is accused of murdering his grandparents Shirley Denham, 82, and Russell Denham, 81, his sister Heather Ager, 32, and her son, Mason Schiavoni, 3 months.

“Upon further examination of the scene, the following details were revealed: Every victim had sustained one or more gunshot wounds. The canine had sustained gunshot wounds and every victim had been set on fire,” said Platte County Sheriff Mark Owen.

He’s facing additional arson charges for setting the home on fire, animal abuse and tampering with physical evidence.

Denham was indicted Monday and is being held under a $4 million bond.

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