A Glendale man will spend 41 years to life in prison for the murder of his grandparents. In April, Nathaniel Scheiern, 36, of Glendale pleaded no contest to first- and second-degree murder charges.

According to prosecutors, Scheiern killed his grandparents at their home in late June 2015, shortly after Scheiern moved in with them. Scheiern moved from Colorado to Glendale in August 2014 to live with the couple. The murdered couple, 82 and 77, had lived in the home for more than 20 years at the time of their deaths.

According to investigators, Scheiern beat his grandparents to death after attending a church service with them, then fled the home. Police located him at a hospital in Valencia, while he recovered from injuries sustained in a car accident the day after the murders. They arrested him on suspicion of murder shortly after his release.

Prosecutors say that Scheiern claimed in 1990 that his grandfather molested him. An investigation of the claims at that time proved unfounded. Police said that Scheiern made additional molestation claims about his grandfather at the time of his arrest.

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If you’re arrested for murder, having an experienced murder lawyer is an essential element of your defense. Murder is the most serious crime you can face in California. You could risk the death penalty, life in prison with or without parole, or other penalties, depending on the circumstances of your case.

The State of California has not executed anyone in more than a decade. Despite this, more Los Angeles County murder defendants receive the death penalty than in any other US county. The state has suspended executions for procedural reasons. When the state resolves those concerns, the State is likely to resume executions. That’s why having an exceptional criminal defense is critical.

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