Los Angeles News

North Hollywood man accused of killing his own parents

Sunday, September 09, 2012
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.

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. (KABC Photo)

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.

(Copyright ©2014 KABC-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)

Get more Los Angeles News »


Tags:
north hollywood, los angeles news
blog comments powered by Disqus
Advertisement