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Judge rules man accused of 4 murders unfit to stand trial

Posted at 10:12 PM, May 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-05 23:12:02-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man charged with killing his grandparents, sister and and his 3-month-old nephew was found mentally unfit for trial.

A Platte County, Missouri, judge ruled in March that Grayden Denham, 28, of Edgerton, Missouri, would be sent to the Missouri Department of Mental Health for further mental evaluation, according to court documents.

In February 2016, at the home of Denham's grandparents – Russell and Shirley Denham – the couple, their granddaughter, Heather Ager, 32 and Heather's 3-month-old son were found dead.

Fire destroyed a home and the victim's bodies were burned, according to a 2016 news release from the Platte County Prosecutor's Office.

Denham stole his grandparents car and ended up in Arizona. He was found walking naked along a road in Seligman, Arizona, hours after the killings, arson and car theft.

The stolen car was found at a nearby motel, its license plates replaced with ones stolen in Oklahoma, according to information released in 2016.

Jail records show Denham was in the Platte County Jail on Tuesday night.