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Grand Chute couple found dead identified as suspect's grandparents

Posted: 3:12 PM, Apr 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-15 16:13:55-04
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GRAND CHUTE, Wis. — A Grand Chute couple found dead over the weekend are grandparents of the teen accused of killing them, police said Monday.

Police identified Dennis L. Kraus and Letha G. Kraus as two victims who were found dead in a Grand Chute home Sunday morning. Their grandson, 17-year-old Alexander M. Kraus, of Neenah, was arrested at the house. Krause is jailed on possible first-degree intentional homicide charges.

Kraus was being held in the Outagamie County Jail and has not yet been charged. Police said in a news release that he could be charged as an adult with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide.

Wisconsin is one of six states that treat 17-year-olds as adults in the criminal justice system. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has included provisions in his state budget that would move 17-year-olds back into juvenile court.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.