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Man Arrested For Allegedly Murdering His Grandparents In Glendale

Nathaniel Scheiern (Photo via Facebook/KTLA)
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Police arrested the troubled grandson of a couple found murdered in their Glendale home earlier this week.Up until this point, authorities had labeled Nathaniel Scheiern, the 34-year-old grandson of the slain couple, as a person of interest in the case. They weren't able to question Nathaniel about the strange murders for several days because he was rushed to the Henry Mayo hospital in Valencia after being involved in a single-car crash on the 5 Freeway on June 25, the Glendale Police Department said in a release. He suffered significant but non-life threatening injuries, and investigators waited for him to recover before they interviewed him.

After speaking to Nathaniel, Glendale Police Department arrested him at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, and booked him on two counts of murder.

Detectives believe that Nathaniel's grandparents, whom neighbors have identified as , 77-year-old William Scheiern and 82-year-old Verna Scheiern, were murdered several days before Nathaniel's car crash. Their decomposing bodies were discovered in their home located on the 600 block of Alexander Street on Sunday after authorities received a 9:30 a.m. call from a relative who was concerned about not hearing from them.

Authorities have not released information on how the couple was murdered, but Glendale Police Department Sgt. Robert William told the L.A. Times he believes the couple had been "targeted."

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Nathaniel had been living with his grandparents for the past year, and was not home when the bodies were found. Family friend, Jim Stone, told KTLA that Nathaniel moved from Colorado to live with his grandparents in Glendale because he was "troubled."

Nathaniel's expected to be in court next Tuesday.