Grandson, 19, appears in court charged with murdering grandparents

Grandson, 19, appears in court charged with murdering grandparents, both 73, in their own home on Boxing Day

  • Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were found dead at their home in Livingston
  • The couple were discovered on Boxing Day after sudden death report
  • Tobyn Salvatore, also known as Jay Fell, was charged with couple’s murder
  • He appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court today where he made no plea 
  • A teenager has appeared in court charged with murdering both his grandparents in their own home on Boxing Day. 

    The bodies of Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were discovered at their address in Raeburn Rigg, Livingston, West Lothian, at around 11.40pm on Sunday.

    The couple’s grandson, Tobyn Salvatore, also known as Jay Fell, appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court today to face two charges of murder. The teenager, who lives locally, made no plea.

    He was remanded in custody for further examination and is due to make another appearance in court within the next eight days. 

    The couple were described as ‘very caring’ by neighbours yesterday, as a moving photograph showed the OAPs holding their black-and-white wedding photograph and smiling at each other.  

    Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were found dead at their home in Livingston, West Lothian

    Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were found dead at their home in Livingston, West Lothian

    The couple were discovered on Boxing Day after sudden death report made to police

    The couple were discovered on Boxing Day after sudden death report made to police








    Neighbours of the couple were in shock at their sudden death over the festive period

    Neighbours of the couple were in shock at their sudden death over the festive period

    Officers were made aware of the deaths around 11.40pm on Boxing Day.

    Shocked neighbours said Mrs Fell was a wheelchair user and had a dedicated disabled parking spot outside their property.

    A neighbour described Mr and Mrs Fell as a ‘very caring couple’.

    She added: ‘They really were devoted to one another. You’d see Mr Fell pushing his wife out to the car in her chair and being very caring around her.

    ‘They were both very caring, friendly and modest people. This has shocked everybody living here.

    ‘You hear of these things happening but never thing it will be right on your own doorstep.’

    DCI Kevin Houliston from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team said: ‘Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr and Mrs Fell and everyone affected by this tragic incident.

    ‘A continued presence may be seen in the area as officers continue with their enquiries but this was a contained incident and there was no risk to the wider public.’