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No bail for man charged with killing parents

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Joseph McManus, center, appeared for his initial hearing on April 3, 2013. (Armando Navarro/FOX5) Joseph McManus, center, appeared for his initial hearing on April 3, 2013. (Armando Navarro/FOX5)
Joseph McManus (LVMPD) Joseph McManus (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

A judge did not set bail Wednesday for a 43-year-old man charged in the shooting deaths of his parents.

Joseph McManus appeared for his initial hearing following his arrest in the slayings of James McManus, 70, and Alma McManus, 67.

His next court date was set for April 17 in Las Vegas Justice Court.

Las Vegas Metro police said McManus called officers to the home he shared with his parents in the 4300 block of Cottontail Lane, just off Pecos Road, on March 29.

According to an arrest report, McManus claimed he found his parents shot when he arrived home from a walk that night. Police, though, pressed the suspect after his story did not line up with the evidence at the scene.

McManus, in the report, later admitted to pulling a handgun on his parents during a fight, with each struggling with Joseph for the weapon. Each of his parents were shot during the physical struggle, McManus was stated as saying in the report.

A neighbor said the 43-year-old is mentally ill and needed constant care and supervision from his parents.

Despite his illness, Roberts said McManus was never violent or aggressive.

"I never once thought he was violent... the way he was always friendly with us," Roberts explained. "The way he treated his mother and father when we were seeing him.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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