Man accused of killing mother and grandfather in Fresno County arrested at LA County jail

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) – The suspect in a double homicide involving family members in Fresno County has been jailed in Los Angeles County.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office believes that 25-year-old Rahmad Kerel Parke killed his 58-year-old mother, Melba Abdalaziz, and 90-year-old grandfather, Mel Abdalaziz, on Jan. 6.

Their bodies were found in a house on Tulare and Peach.

Parke was arrested on January 15 and sent to jail on January 16, just days after his family asked him to speak at a press conference with Fresno County deputies.

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“We still love our brother Rahmad. The reality is that mental illness is really real,” Rahmad’s sister and Melba’s daughter, Ahmonda Parke, said during the press conference.

Detectives have not released how Melba and Mel were killed.

Parke is being held on $2 million bail.

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