Charges filed against parents of suspect in double slayings

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The parents of a man accused of killing a couple in Washington state and burying their remains in a remote forest clearing have been charged with helping their sons flee.

The Daily Herald reports ( ) that Snohomish County prosecutors on Thursday charged Clyde and Faye Reed, of Ellensburg, with first-degree rendering criminal assistance.

Prosecutors say the couple gave their sons, John and Tony Reed, money and a vehicle and helped them flee the country following the April slayings near Oso.

John Reed remains at large in Mexico on murder charges. Tony Reed fled with his brother to Mexico, but returned last month and helped detectives locate the couple's remains. He pleaded guilty last month to two counts of rendering criminal assistance.

Investigators believe John Reed fatally shot Patrick Shun and Monique Patenaude in April over a property dispute.

The parents were released from jail shortly after their arrest last month. They are to be arraigned in August.


Information from: The Daily Herald,