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Son facing murder charges in deaths of his parents in Warren County

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Warren County) – The Warren County Prosecutor’s Office has now charged Todd S. Warner in the murder of his parents Frank N. Warner and Joyanne J. Warner both 73, Richard Burke said at a press conference Tuesday afternoon.

(Photo: Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke and investigators with the Warren County Prosecutor’s Office, Washington Township Police, and New Jersey State Police/Anthony Preziosi For WRNJ)

Todd Warner, 50, was charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder, and weapons charges.

(Photo: Todd Warner/Courtesy Warren County Prosecutor’s Office)

On Oct. 27 at around 5:45 p.m., police responded to a report of an unconscious person at 6 Peregrine Drive, police said.

When officers at the home they located his parents deceased inside the residence, police said.

Burke said they recovered two baseball bats and a knife at the home.

Pennsylvania State Police found Warner at around 4:26 p.m. on Monday at Parx Casino, located at 2999 Street Rd in Bensalem, PA and was taken into custody.

Warner was charged in Pennsylvania with receiving stolen property. He is still in custody on the active warrants for credit card theft and motor vehicle theft. It’s unknown when he will be extradited to Warren County.

Warner did give a statement to authorities but there’s still no motive, Burke said.

(Anthony Preziosi contributed to this report.)

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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