The granddaughter of an elderly couple found dead in their home in West Lothian on Christmas Day has appeared in court today, charged with their murder.
Tobyn Salvatore, also known as Jay Fell, appeared in Livingston Sheriff Court in private, where he did not plead, the Daily Record also reported.
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The teenager was arrested and charged with the deaths of Mary and Denis Fells, who were found in their home on Raeburn Rigg in Livingston shortly after midnight on December 26th.
The police coerces into the home of West Lothian second Christmas day after a sudden death of death was turned on.
But the two retirees, who had been married for over 54 years, were both sadly declared dead on the spot, triggering a major investigation.
Officers then began conducting a thorough investigation, throwing a large barrier up around the end-terrace property with a blue forensic tent erected in the front yard.
Shocked neighbors paid tribute to the “friendly” couple who had lived on the streets for more than 16 years.
They told how Denis took care of his wife Mary, who was disabled and struggling with mobility issues that caused her to use a wheelchair at times.
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Salvatore has been remanded in custody and is expected to reappear within the next few days.
DCI Kevin Houliston from Scotland’s large investigative team said: “Our thoughts go to Mr and Mrs Fell’s family and friends and all those affected by this tragic incident.
“A continued presence can be seen in the area while officers continue their investigations, but this was an enclosed incident and there was no risk to the wider public.”