Man accused in grandparents double murder pleads not guilty

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CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A 28-year-old Maple Heights grandson pled not guilty to murder charges in court Friday.

Denny Obermiller's grandparents were found dead in their Thomas Street home last Saturday.

Both 60-year-old Donald Schneider and his 61-year-old wife, Candace, were strangled. Obermiller had left candles burning and had turned on the kitchen stove valves emitting gas into the house in an attempt to destroy the evidence of the double homicide.

Obermiller fled the area and was apprehended in southern Ohio.

The couple had been letting Obermiller stay with them since his release from jail last August.

Obermiller served nine years for kidnapping, assault and escape.

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