Bail denied for 3 teens accused of killing parents

October 11, 2011

The Associated Press

A Cook County judge has denied bail for three teens accused of murder in the deaths of a suburban Chicago couple whose son also is charged in their deaths.

Bail was denied Tuesday morning in Bridgeview, Ill. for 17-year-old Christopher Wyma, 17-year-old Mohammad Salahat and 19-year-old Ehab Qasem. Cook County sheriff Tom Dart says the charges are in the September killings of Maria and John Granat of Palos Heights. The couple's 17-year-old son, John Granat, was charged last month with beating his father to death and beating and stabbing his mother to death.

The couple's bodies were found in a bedroom splattered from floor to ceiling with their blood. The three teens are each charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the Granats' deaths. Authorities say they're John Granat's friends or classmates.