Chuluota, FL (January 28, 2019) – A Florida nurse identified as 29-year-old Grant Amato has been charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his parents and brother. They have all been identified as 59-year-old Chad Amato, 61-year-old Margaret Amato, and 31-year-old Cody Amato.
Police found the three victims in the home that Grant Amato shared with his parents in Chuluota. Police found the bodies in the garage, kitchen, and an office in the home with gunshot wounds to their bodies.
Many weapons were found at the property but a few of them had reportedly been missing. Police have not identified the motive behind the killing, but police arrested Amato this morning around 1 a.m.
Police first arrived at the home after a welfare check was called in after the one male victim did not show up to work. It is believed that Amato might have killed the family members on Friday.
Grant was located in a hotel in Orange County on Saturday and released on Sunday. However, a warrant for his arrest was released and he was arrested today.
Chuluota Murder Laws
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