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$1M bond set for Iron River man for alleged murder of parents

WASHBURN, WI (WTAQ) - A one million dollar bond was set Monday for a Bayfield County man accused of killing his elderly parents.  

44-year-old Jim Crain Jr. of Iron River had a bond hearing on five felony charges. He's accused of killing his 79-year-old father Jim Crain and his 76-year-old wife Eunice at their apartment in Iron River on December 7th.  

Authorities said the defendant was living at the apartment on a short-term basis. The apparent motive for the slayings has not been disclosed.  

Officials said the alleged attacker may have stabbed himself during the incident. He was placed under an induced coma at a Duluth hospital before being transferred to a jail cell a few days ago.

Crain's formal initial appearance is set for January 14th on two charges of first-degree intentional homicide, two counts of battery to law enforcement officers, and a count of not complying with an officer while in custody.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)