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Son charged in parents' killings in Mequon


Mequon (AP) -- A complaint says an argument over $5 in gas money may have led a 20-year-old man to allegedly kill his parents in a Milwaukee suburb.

Dennis Markov was charged Thursday with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in the shooting deaths of his parents, 45-year-old Victor and 39-year-old Larissa Markov.

Police found their bodies Tuesday in the garage of their Mequon (MEH'-kwan) home and arrested the son.

According to the complaint, Dennis Markov told police he had asked his father for $5 in gas money. When his father refused, the two got into an argument. The son then allegedly got a rifle and shot his father.

When his mother returned from errands, Markov allegedly shot her.

The Journal Sentinel reports bail was set at $1 million.

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