A New South Wales man has been charged with two counts of murder after allegedly stabbing his parents to death in their home in the NSW Central West.
The bodies of the couple, aged 66 and 68, were found with stab wounds when police checked their home in Oberon, south-east of Bathurst, on Friday morning.
The 46-year-old man was arrested in Penrith, in Sydney's west, shortly after but police didn't reveal his charges until just after midnight on Monday.
Acting Superintendent Bruce Grassick said the man had made a phone call to a third party on the morning of the alleged murder, who then contacted police with concerns.
"As you can imagine quite tragic circumstances, police arrived to find two bodies, one toward the rear and one in the kitchen area – so it was quite confronting for police," Acting Superintendent Grassick said.
"I can indicate early information suggests they may have been inflicted with knife wounds."
Police said the man said paramedics had treated the accused murderer for hand injuries and left him at Nepean hospital under police guard until he was released on Sunday.
He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with two counts of domestic-violence-related murder.
The man was refused bail to front Penrith Local Court this morning.
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