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Court rejects parent killer’s appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court says a Mequon man was properly convicted of killing his parents at the family home in 2011.

Dennis Markov pleaded guilty last year to two counts of first-degree intentional homicide in Victor and Larissa Markov’s deaths. He was sentenced to life.

Dennis Markov, now 22, argued on appeal police officers who found the couple’s bodies in the garage lacked a search warrant.

The 2nd District Court of Appeals rejected that argument Wednesday. The court said police were dispatched to the house to check on Larissa Markov’s welfare and searched the premises under their community caretaker role. The court also said Markov let officers into the home’s foyer and the search was consistent with verifying Larissa’s well-being.

Dennis Markov’s attorney didn’t immediately return a message.

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