Son Charged in Parents' Hoe Deaths, Cesspool Burial

No motive revealed in 'horrid' attack
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jul 28, 2008 4:09 AM CDT
Marian and James Soares were found murdered in a cesspool in their backyard.   (East BayRI)
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(Newser) – A 24-year-old Rhode Island man has been charged with bludgeoning his parents with a grub hoe in the home they shared and dumping their bodies in the backyard cesspool. Suspicious authorities recovered the corpses of the missing couple with a backhoe last week, reports the East Bay Rhode Island newspaper. Police did not reveal a motive.

"It's incomprehensible that someone could kill the people who brought them into the world," said a police spokesman. Neighbors said suspect James Soares has a "violent temper" and frequently argued with his parents. "This is brutal. He was their only son," said a neighbor. "His father always kind of stuck up for him."