The woman was accused of killing and dismembering her elderly parents


A Pennsylvania woman has been arrested after allegedly killing and dismembering her parents with a chainsaw.

Verity Beck, 43, shot both of her parents in the head before dismembering them, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday.

Beck, who lives in Norristown, outside Philadelphia, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of third-degree murder and possession of an instrument of crime.

The victim’s son, Justin Beck, later told police that he went to his parents’ home to check on the deceased lying on the ground covered in a bloody sheet and saw a chainsaw near the body. complaint.

Justin Beck said he talked to his sister for about 30 minutes inside the house, at one point when he was asked if anything serious had happened with their parents, and he said, “Yes.” She also told her brother that conditions at home were “bad,” according to the criminal complaint.

Justin Beck told her to call the police, but she said it would take “a lot of time,” according to the criminal complaint.

Verity Beck appears on a police page that is not shown on this date.

Montgomery County District Attorney

She then left the house and called 911. He also told police that there were at least two firearms in the home that his sister may have had access to, according to the complaint.

Police arrived at the home to conduct a welfare check and attempted to contact Werty Beck at the front door, but there was no response, according to the criminal complaint.

When they entered the house, they noticed a strong rotten smell. Inside, they found Verty Beck, who had been handcuffed and taken out of the house.

Police found the bodies of a 73-year-old man and a 72-year-old woman. A chain saw was found near one of the bodies and both were in “various stages of decomposition,” according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.

The county coroner’s office determined both victims died of gunshot wounds to the head, and the manner of death was ruled a homicide.

Beck is not eligible for bail on a charge of first-degree murder, according to the district attorney’s office.

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