3 Ill. teens charged in deaths of friend's parents

October 11, 2011 - 8:25 AM

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have charged three teens with first-degree murder in the deaths of a suburban Chicago couple whose son is already facing charges in his parents' deaths.

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says the charges are in the September killings of Maria and John Granat of Palos Heights.

Tuesday's announcement comes a month after 17-year-old John Granat was charged with beating his father to death and beating and stabbing his mother to death. Their bodies, all but unrecognizable, were found in a bedroom splattered from floor to ceiling with their blood.

Dart's office says 17-year-old Christopher Wyma, 17-year-old Mohammad Salahat and 19-year-old Ehab Qasem are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Granats' deaths.

The teens are slated to appear in bond court Tuesday.