Samurai Sword Murder

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 4:48pm

Pennsylvania man suspected in gruesome murder of parents and twin brother.

Pennsylvania authorities have charged a 23-year-old man with the brutal murders of his father, mother and twin brother.

23-year-old Joseph McAndrew, Jr. was arrested Saturday and charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

Their bodies were found in the kitchen of their home Saturday night.

Police say they recovered several knives and a "blood-covered 'samurai style' sword" from the home.

Authorities said in an affidavit of probable cause that arriving officers found 23-year-old Joseph McAndrew Jr. in the driveway with his shoes and pants "covered in blood."

Several neighbors say they are in shock and described the family as nice people.

"My mind is not working what to say and what not to say," Javed Ahmed said. "It's a big shock, I mean three people killed right across the street from our house, nice people."

McAndrew is being held without bail pending a March 15 hearing.
 

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