Double homicide: Grim autopsy report---Frightening juvenile record
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TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Multiple cuts and stab wounds killed an elderly Tucson couple---in a case where their own grandson is one of the suspects.
The autopsy reports on Erskin and Mary Fulgham are even grimmer reading than you would expect.
They show two frail older people beaten and stabbed over and over. Their grandson is one of the suspects. Juvenile Court documents show another one of the suspects had a violent history that reaches deep into his childhood.
Three young people are charged with the murder. Autopsy reports show how frail and vulnerable the victims were.
Erskin Fulgham, aged 87, was five-foot eight but only weighed 137 pounds. He had a pacemaker and wore a back brace.
The Medical Examiner report counts at least 33 stab wounds large and small, many to the head and neck.
Fourteen broken ribs suggest he was beaten too.
Mary Fulgham, aged 83, had at least 16 wounds large and small.
Their grandson, Kyle Drattlo, is one of three charged with the murders, along with Brianna Harding, and Christopher Terry.
Drattlo and Harding's criminal records were clean up to now.
Christopher Terry's juvenile record shows frightening violence and mental health trouble.
He was only eleven when he landed in juvenile court charged with assaulting school workers and kicking holes in school walls.
Over the course of seven years, judges often assigned him to group homes for troubled kids, where he damaged the homes, and attacked staff with weapons ranging from broomsticks, to rope, to heated forks.
Mental health experts reported Terry as hostile, aggressive, severely affected by attention deficit disorder, psychotic, prone to self mutilation, and hallucinations that told him what to do.
Nothing has come out so far to say whether Terry, Drattlo or Harding was the main attacker in the murders.
Accounts of what police found at the murder scene could offer more explanation of what happened but they are still sealed by court order.