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Pinole Man Charged In Butcher Knife Slayings Of Grandmother, Uncle

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Apparent Double Homicide in Pinole

Police at the scene of a double homicide on the 1100 block of Tara Hills Drive in Pinole, August 30, 2013. (CBS)

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PINOLE (CBS/AP) — A Pinole man has been charged with murder in the slayings of his grandmother and uncle with a butcher knife.

25-year-old Jeffrey Flores was scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday on two counts of murder with the use of a knife. He was charged on Tuesday.

His grandmother, 76-year-old Nona Jean Flores, and her son, 54-year-old Tony Flores, were found slain at the home the defendant shared with them on Friday.

Authorities said Jeffrey Flores called officers there. The officers found Nona and Tony Flores dead in separate bedrooms.

Contra Costa County prosecutors said each had wounds to their necks. A butcher knife was still lodged in one of them.

Prosecutors said Jeffrey Flores suffers from mental health problems.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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