The man arrested at Parx Casino in Bensalem Monday is now facing murder charges for the killings of his parents.
The PA State Police apprehended Todd Warner at a blackjack table Monday afternoon. Detectives had found his parents beaten to death in their own home in Warren County, NJ less than 24 hours earlier.
Initially, Pennsylvanian authorities charged the New Jersey man with receiving stolen property. State Trooper Patrick Casey found Warner with his parents’ 2019 Kia Soul and credit card at the casino.
Then, Tuesday afternoon, Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke announced first degree murder charges.
“First and foremost, the law enforcement in Warren County extends our sincere condolences the friends and family of Mr. and Mrs. Warner,” Burke said. “I understand they were a big part of the community and will be sorely missed.”
Frank and Joyanne Warner, both 73, were planning to retire in two months. They met in high school and opened Frank Anthony Salon back in 1970.
Burke explained police arrived to their home in Washington Township, NJ, Sunday evening. They had received a report of an unconscious male, who was visible through a window.
In their investigation, authorities learned Todd Warner was living with his parents. But he was not at the home. Burke said Warner was at Wind Creek Casino in Bethlehem when police were conducting their investigation. The son had used his father’s credit card to get a $1,000 cash advance.
As of the announcement, Warner was still in Bucks County Correctional Facility. He will be extradited to New Jersey.