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Man suspected of killing parents in coma at MN hospital

WASHBURN, WI (WTAQ) - A man suspected of killing his parents in Bayfield County is under an induced coma at a hospital in Duluth Minnesota.  

Sheriff Paul Susienka said Monday that he expects 44-year-old Jimmy Crain to be charged with first-degree intentional homicide -- but those charges might not come down for a few days.  

79-year-old Jim Crain and his 76-year-old wife Eunice "Crickett" Crain were found in their apartment in Iron River, where their son was said to be staying on a short-term basis.

The sheriff would not say how the parents died, pending the results of autopsies. He said Jimmy Crain most likely stabbed himself.  

His mother called 911 early Saturday evening. Susienka said it's possible that the younger Crain could be charged without being interviewed by officers -- and he would have to be extradited from Minnesota to Wisconsin.  

Online court records show that Jimmy Crain was convicted of disorderly conduct three times over the last decade -- and his father was also convicted of the same charge in one of those cases.

Meanwhile, the family is planning a community pot luck luncheon to remember the Crains. It will be held Saturday at the Iron River VFW hall.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)