Northern California man charged in family slayings

PINOLE, Calif. (AP) — A 25-year-old Northern California man has been charged with murder in the slayings of his grandmother and uncle with a butcher knife.

The Contra Costa Times reports that Jeffrey Flores of Pinole is scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday on two counts of murder with the use of a knife. He was charged on Tuesday.

His grandmother, 76-year-old Nona Jean Flores, and her son, 54-year-old Tony Flores, were found slain at the home the defendant shared with them on Friday.

Authorities say Jeffrey Flores called officers there. The officers found Nona and Tony Flores dead in separate bedrooms.

Contra Costa County prosecutors say each had wounds to their necks. A butcher knife was still lodged in one of them.

Prosecutors say Jeffrey Flores suffers from mental health problems.