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A man accused of beating his parents to death will not face the possibility of the death penalty, according to the Orleans District Attorney’s Office.

New Orleans police say that at the time of his arrest in 2009, Michael Singreen said he attacked Shirley and Harry Singreen because he was tired of them.

The couple was found dead inside their home on Audubon Blvd.

Michael Singreen’s trial is set to begin on January 7th.

Michael Singreen, who is accused of beating his parents to death in 2009, will not face the death penalty according to the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office.

Police say at the time of his arrest, Singreen said he attacked Shirley and Harry Singreen because he was tired of them.

A trial is set to start January 7.

Shirley B. Singreen, who police say was badly beaten by her 28-year-old son Michael on Jan. 26, has died of her injuries.

Her husband, Harry Singreen, was also beaten and died at the scene.

Coroner Frank Minyard ruled Shirley Singreen’s death a homicide Monday morning.

Michael Singreen was due in court Monday for a hearing in the murders, which occurred at the couple’s home.

According to court records, Singreen’s attorneys were trying to keep statements Singreen made on audio or video tape after his arrest out of a criminal trial, should there be one.

Police say 28-year-old suspect Michael Singreen killed his father, 66-year-old Harry Singreen. His mother, 67-year-old Shirley Singreen, is still in the hospital in critical condition.

Early Sunday morning, New Orleans Police were called on to a house on the 200 block of Audubon Boulevard. Inside, officers found both victims suffering from head and body injuries. Police are trying to figure our if the couple was beaten or stabbed.

Harry Singreen died at the scene. Their neighbor, Jason Melancon, says he watched New Orleans Police officers remove Shirley Singreen from the family’s home once before. She was taken away in shackles.

The crime stunned the entire neighborhood including state representative Walker Hines. Last year while campaigning, Hines personally met Harry Singreen. Hines describes Singreen as a well respected, nice man who was interested in politics and improving his community.

Police say Michael Singreen will be booked with murder and attempted murder.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a domestic murder that happened Uptown early this morning.

Michael Singreen was arrested in connection with the murder of his 66-year-old father, whose name has not yet been released.

Singreen was also arrested and charged with the attempted murder of his 67-year-old mother, who is listed in critical condition at a local hospital.

Both victims were found inside their home suffering from trauma to the head and body.

According to investigators, 2nd District officers responded to a disturbance and upon arrival found the two victims. The man was pronounced dead on the scene.