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Edmonton police say autopsies show elderly couple were stabbed to death in their home

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Edmonton man charged with first-degree murder in connection with elderly couple’s death
WATCH ABOVE: WATCH ABOVE: A 31-year-old Edmonton man has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the death of an elderly couple at their High Park home in north Edmonton on Friday. Sarah Kraus reports – Sep 3, 2016

According to police, the results of autopsies show 93-year-old Joao Nascimento and his 81-year-old wife Maria Nascimento died of mutliple stab wounds after police say they were attacked in their home on Friday.

Police said officers were called to a “suspicious persons call” at a home in the area of 111 Avenue and 111 Street shortly after noon on Sept. 2 and found two people dead inside when they got there.

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Edward Kyle Roberts, 31, is accused of breaking into a nearby home and stealing a knife that police allege he used to kill the couple after breaking into their High Park home sometime Friday morning.

READ MORE: Edmonton man charged with first-degree murder in connection with elderly couple’s death

Roberts is charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of break and enter and with possession of a weapon as well as breach of recognizance.

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