PHOTOS: These Are the Men Charged With Killing an Elderly Philly Couple

Justen Smith and Terry Ballard accused of killing Gladis and Rufus Perry.

Justen Smith, left, and Terry Ballard.

Justin Smith, left, and Terry Ballard.

We told you last week how a 39-year-old woman had discovered her parents dead at their Strawberry Mansion home. Police have now made arrests in the case:


The following photos are 19 year old Justen Smith from (4000 block of) Gypsy Road, Glen Campbell PA, and 26 year old Terry Ballard from (3400 block of) Huntingdon Street. Smith and Ballard were arrested for the murders of 79 year old Rufus Perry, and his 66 year old wife Gladys Perry. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, at approximately 1:00 am, inside (2500 block of) North Spangler Street, police responded to a person screaming; upon their arrival they located the couple unconscious at the bottom of the steps, both victims were pronounced on scene at 1:10 am; the cause of death was strangulation, the motive was robbery.

Justen Smith, and Terry Ballard are charged with 2 counts of: Murder, Burglary, Robbery and Criminal Conspiracy.

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