Grandson, 19 years old, is accused of murdering his grandparents, both aged 73 and 73 in their own house on Boxing Day

  • Mary Fell and Denis Fell (both 73), were both found dead in their Livingston home.
  • Following a report of sudden death, they were found by their partner on Boxing Day
  • Jay Fell also known by Jay Salvatore was arrested for the murder of a couple.
  • He was present at Livingston Sheriff Court where he did not make any plea. 

The murder of both grandparents by a teenager in his own house on Boxing Day has been brought to the attention of a juvenile. 

At 11.40 p.m. on Sunday, the bodies of Denis Fell (both 73), and Mary Fell (both 73), were found at their Raeburn Rigg address, Livingston.

Tobyn Salvatore also known by Jay Fell was today in Livingston Sheriff Court facing two counts of murder. Although the teenager lives in the area, he did not plead guilty.

He was taken into custody and will be appearing in court in the following eight days. 

Neighbors called the couple’very caring’ yesterday. An emotional photograph of OAPs with their black-andwhite wedding photo shows them smiling to each other.  

Denis and Mary Fell, both 73, were found dead at their home in Livingston, West Lothian

Mary Fell, 73 and Denis Fell, 73 were discovered dead at their Livingston, West Lothian home

The couple were discovered on Boxing Day after sudden death report made to police

After a sudden death report to the police, they were found on Boxing Day.

Neighbours of the couple were in shock at their sudden death over the festive period

Their sudden deaths during the holiday period shocked their neighbors.

The deaths were reported to officers at 11.40pm Boxing Day.

The shockers were shocked to hear from neighbours that Mrs Fell used a wheelchair and maintained a designated spot for disabled people outside of their home.

One neighbor described Mrs Fell and Mr Fell as “very caring couples”.

She said, “They were truly devoted to each other.” It was clear to see that Mr Fell would push his wife into the car, in her chair, and be very tender with her.

“They both were very kind, caring and humble people. Everyone who lives here has been shocked by this.

“You may hear about these happenings, but you never know when it might be at your doorstep.”

Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team’s DCI Kevin Houliston stated that: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the loved ones of Mr. Fell and those who were affected by this tragedy.”

“Although officers may still be in the vicinity to continue their inquiries, this incident was contained so there wasn’t any risk for the general public.