Accused killer on anxiety medication

THE man who allegedly murdered his parents in their home will return to Wangaratta in September to face court.

Ian David Thomas, 35, of the Perth suburb of Balga, appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on Friday, where he was remanded in custody without applying for bail.

Police allege he murdered his parents, Bill and Pauline Thomas, at their home just outside Wangaratta, sometime last Sunday or Monday.

They found the deceased in their Great Alpine Road home, next to the Hume Freeway southbound off-ramp, at around 10pm last Monday evening, after a family member asked officers to do a welfare check.

Thomas was still sporting bruises on both sides of his face last week, which he has claimed occurred when police stomped on his face while arresting him at Meredith on April 23.

A Victorian Legal Aid lawyer told the court Thomas was suffering from anxiety during his first time in jail and needed 20 millilitres of diazepam per day.

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