A SON was today appearing in court accused of the murder and attempted murder of his parents.
Nic Seddon, of Seaham, was due before magistrates in Manchester after detectives charged him with the offences yesterday afternoon.
His parents were found shot dead in their home in Sale, Manchester, last Friday afternoon, with a post-mortem examination confirming each had died from a single gunshot.
A gun was recovered nearby with former airport worker Bob, 68, found dead in a chair and his 65-year-old wife, Patricia, who had worked as a cleaner, found on the floor.
Police forced entry to their semi-detached home in Clough Avenue after concerns were raised by neighbours.
The attempted murder charge against Seddon, whose real first name is Stephen, relates to an incident on March 20.
The BMW car driven by Seddon and containing Bob, Patricia and their grandson Daniel, 16, went off a road and into the Bridgewater Canal, in Timperley, Altringham.
The 45-year-old father-of-three was arrested on Saturday night at his home in Benevente Street, Seaham.