SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — San Bernardino County authorities say a man has been arrested and charged with the murders of a Southern California family of four that disappeared in 2010 and whose remains were found in desert graves last year.
Sheriff John McMahon announced Friday that the suspect, Charles Merritt, was a business associate of the McStay family.
The sheriff says the investigation reveals that Joseph and Summer McStay and their two young sons were killed in their home in the San Diego County community of Fallbrook, and all were victims of blunt-force-trauma.
Merritt is due in court later Friday to face four counts of murder.
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