UPDATE:Grandpa dies, grandma still critical after grandson beats them with pipe

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Suspect lived with grandparents


PHOENIX - There is tragic news in the case of a man police say was beaten by his own grandson.

The elderly man died Saturday in the hospital. Authorities say 33-year old Jose Salazar brutally beat his grandparents with a pipe on Friday.

Neighbors called 911 after finding the couple in the yard of the Valley home the three shared. Salazar now faces first-degree murder charges.

The grandmother is in critical condition but doctors expect her to survive.


PHOENIX -- A man is in custody after allegedly beating his grandparents with a pipe.

Jose Salazar, 33, barricaded himself inside a home near 67th Avenue and Broadway Road after the alleged assault, according to Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Lindsey Smith.

He is now in custody.

Neighbors called 911 after they found the severely beaten grandparents lying outside in the yard.

The two victims are in critical condition. Smith said the grandfather is on life support. It is believed that the grandmother will be OK.

Smith said Salazar has a violent history.