An adolescent has appeared in court docket charged with murdering a pair discovered useless of their house on Boxing Day.
Denis and Mary Fell, each aged 73, have been discovered useless at their home in Raeburn Rigg, Livingston, West Lothian, at about 11.40pm on Sunday.
Tobyn Salvatore, often known as Jay Fell, appeared at Livingston sheriff court docket on Wednesday to face two costs of homicide. Reviews stated that Salvatore, 19, was the couple’s grandson.
Salvatore, who lives domestically, made no plea. He was remanded in custody for additional examination and is because of make one other look in court docket inside the subsequent eight days.
Neighbours of the couple, who had been married for greater than 54 years, who spoke to the Every day Document described them as pleasant and stated that they had seen Denis handle his spouse, who reportedly had mobility points.
One neighbour stated: “They have been a beautiful older couple who actually stored themselves to themselves during the last couple of years.
“I’d seen him pushing her in a wheelchair a couple of occasions they usually have a disabled parking spot proper exterior their home to make it simpler for Mary to get out and about. It’s actually tragic, particularly at the moment of 12 months.”
In an announcement revealed on Tuesday, DCI Kevin Houliston, from Police Scotland’s main investigation crew, stated: “Our ideas are with the household and associates of Mr and Mrs Fell and everybody affected by this tragic incident.
“A continued presence could also be seen within the space as officers proceed with their inquiries however this was a contained incident and there was no danger to the broader public.”