The mother of a 19-year-old Keedysville man charged with murdering his paternal grandparents says her son is mentally ill.

Bonnie Minoglio of nearby Boonsboro said Monday that her son Joseph was under a doctor's care before the fatal stabbing Saturday of 84-year-old Joseph Michael Minoglio and 78-year-old Peggy Minoglio.

She asked for prayers for her family.

Her son was being held Monday in Montgomery County, Va. Police say he fled there in his grandparents' car.

The Herald-Mail newspaper of Hagerstown reported that an arraignment hearing was scheduled Monday in Christianburg, Va., on a fugitive charge.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says it is seeking to extradite Minoglio back to Maryland to face two counts of first-degree murder.


Teen arrested in Montgomery Co. accused of killing grandparents in Maryland

The Washington County sheriff's office says it has charged a young man with killing his grandparents at a home in Keedysville.

Deputies were called to the home Saturday evening and found two people had been stabbed to death. The victims are identified as 84-year-old Joseph Michael Minoglio and 78-year-old Peggy Minoglio, both of Keedysville.

Police in Montgomery County, Va., later located the victims' car being driven by their grandson, 19-year-old Joseph William Minoglio. He was arrested early Sunday morning.

Investigators have charged Joseph William Minoglio with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of second-degree murder, as well as attempted murder and assault charges. He is being held in Montgomery County, Va., awaiting extradition to Maryland.

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