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Person In Custody After Toronto Double Homicide

03/31/2013 05:20 EDT | Updated 05/31/2013 05:12 EDT
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A 26-year-old Toronto man charged with killing his parents over the Easter weekend kept his head lowered as he leaned on a wooden railing during a brief court appearance this morning.

Police say Li Tian Jia is facing two counts of first-degree murder.

Emergency crews were called to a house at 336 Huntsmill Blvd., in the area of Warden Avenue and Steeles Avenue East in Scarborough, at around 10 a.m. ET on Sunday.

The bodies of a man and a woman were found inside the home. Police issued a news release on Monday afternoon and identified the pair as the suspect's parents — Ji (George) Jia, 58, and Shi (Shirley) Zhou, 51.

Police said post-mortem examinations have not yet taken place.

The accused was arrested at the scene.

The 911 call was placed by a member of the family, police said.

Jia's next court appearance will be on Friday when he is expected to appear by video link at Toronto's Old City Hall.