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Coroner IDs couple killed in Vegas; son charged

Coroner IDs couple killed in Vegas; son charged

CREATED Apr 2, 2013

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities have identified a 67-year-old woman and 70-year-old man who police believe were fatally shot by their son in their Las Vegas home.

Clark County coroner's officials identified the victims as Alma McManus and James Patrick McManus.

Police say the couple's 43-year-old son, Joseph McManus, called police Friday night to report he'd discovered his parents dead in their home on Cottontail Lane.

A police report says the son initially denied he was involved, but investigators found his story didn't match evidence at the scene. Authorities say Joseph McManus later changed his story, saying that he argued with his parents and his dad pulled out a gun.

The son says his mother and father were both shot as he struggled with them for the gun.

He was booked on murder charges.