WINTHROP — A 17-year-old Maine boy has been charged with killing his parents in their home.

The boy was identified by his attorney as Andrew Balcer. He’s scheduled to appear Tuesday in Augusta District Court on two counts of murder.

Police say a 911 call early Monday led authorities to the bodies of Antonio and Alice Balcer. Autopsies are being performed Tuesday.

The teen is charged as a juvenile, but prosecutors can seek to try him as an adult.

The Kennebec Journal reports the father was a Coast Guard veteran, a member of the Exiles Motorcycle Club and the leader of a Bible study program for bikers.

The mother worked at Winthrop Veterinary Hospital. Police used transport cages to remove several pets from the Winthrop property.

The couple had two sons.


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