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New Jersey Man Charged as he beats parents to death inside family home

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Posted: Aug 28, 2016 at 6:45 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

A 28-year-old man has been charged with fatally beating his parents, police say.

According to a press release from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, Edward M. Coles Jr., 58, and his wife, Rosemarie, 55, were found dead in their West Deptford, New Jersey, home Friday morning.

Police were notified after a relative of the deceased man stopped by their home after he was unable to reach them by phone Thursday night.

The couple’s son, Ryan Coles, who lived with his parents, was found in the house when police arrived, according to the press release. The 28-year-old was taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation.

According to Bernie Weisenfeld, public information officer for the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, autopsy results showed the cause of death for the couple was blunt trauma to the head.

According to Weisenfeld, Edward was known in his community for his musical talents.

Edward launched Coles Music Service in 2008, according to the business website. The repair shop and music store became a fixture for musicians in the area.

“He was good at everything. His love was saxophone because that’s what he played as well. Anybody who was a professional, they all knew and loved Ed,” he said.

 

Ryan is being held at the Salem County Jail on $1 million bail. Weisenfeld says he will likely appear in court this week for a bail hearing. It is not known if he has retained an attorney or if he has entered a plea.