Son charged with parents' murders was depressed

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Updated: 7/08/2014 6:06 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court documents say a man charged with killing his parents and paralyzing his young brother at a Southern California mansion blamed his parents for his depression, debated killing himself before the attack and thought his family had made light of a previous suicide attempt.

The Los Angeles Times says that's how Ashton Sachs is portrayed in an Orange County grand jury transcript.

It also says clues on his cellphone led investigators to Sachs, including his online research into the different legal degrees of murder and a search for airline tickets.

Sachs, a 20-year-old college dropout from Seattle, is charged with shooting Bradford and Andra Sachs in their San Juan Capistrano home as they slept in February and paralyzing his then-8-year-old brother.

He's eligible for the death penalty if convicted.

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