Man is accused of killing 4 relatives, burning bodies

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 25-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting four of his family members last winter and then burning their bodies in northwestern Missouri.

Grayden Denham is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the deaths on Feb. 19 of two of his grandparents, his sister and her 3-month-old son at their home near Edgerton, 30 miles north of Kansas City. Investigators say all four were shot in the head and then burned.

Denham also is charged with animal abuse, armed criminal action, tampering and second-degree arson.

Denham has been in custody since Feb. 21 after being found walking naked in northwestern Arizona. Law enforcement officers this month returned him to Missouri, where he was arrested on suspicion of stealing his grandparents' car.

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