10/16/2014 04:41 EDT | Updated 12/16/2014 05:59 EST

Parents charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 4-year-old

The parents of a four-year-old boy found dead in a North York home have been charged with first-degree murder.

Police charged Joel Roberto, 27, and Ravyn Colley, 24, on Thursday.

Police responded to a call at a residence in a townhouse complex in the Finch Avenue and Leslie Street area of North York around 2 a.m. Monday.

Emergency services personnel informed police that a boy "with obvious injuries and without vital signs" was in the house, according to a police statement.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The couple made a court appearance on Thursday.