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North Hollywood man accused of killing his own parents

The North Hollywood home of the Mercados are shown in this September 2012 photo. Jonathan Mercado is accused of killing his parents, Veronica and Alexandro Mercado.
September 9, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 25-year-old North Hollywood man is behind bars, accused of murdering his own parents.

Police were first called to a Sun Valley neighborhood Friday afternoon. That's where they found 47-year-old Veronica Mercado dead inside a car on Webb Avenue.

Officers then went to the woman's North Hollywood home, where they found her husband, Alexandro Mercado, also dead.

Early Saturday morning, LAPD detectives arrested the couple's son, Jonathan Mercado. He is being held on $2 million bail. So far, detectives have not given a motive.


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