UPDATE: (07/02/16) 4:59 p.m. Denham did appear in court on June 30, 2016 in Platte County. The defendant has his charges read, and rights advised. The court entered a plea of not guilty on behalf of defendant. Denham now has a scheduled hearing set for August 4, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Platte County. He still remains in custody at the Platte County Jail.
UPDATE: (06/30/16) 7:25 a.m. The defendant has his first court appearance scheduled Thursday morning for a hearing. Grayden Lane Denham, 24, is facing four counts each of first degree murder and armed criminal action. He is also charged with animal abuse, second degree arson, stealing a motor vehicle, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution. On February 20, 2016, Denham’s grandparents, their 32-year-old granddaughter and her three month old child were found dead in a burned out home.
Denham was apprehended a few days later in Arizona. He is currently being held in the Platte County Jail on a $400,000 cash only bond. He does not have a listed lawyer at this time.
PLATTE COUNTY, MO – An Edgerton man,24 year-old Grayden Lane Denham, has been charged with four homicides related to a case on February 20, 2016.
According to the Missouri Court case Denham has been charged with four cases of first degree murder, four cases of armed criminal action, animal abuse, second degree arson, stealing a motor vehicle, and tampering with physical evidence in a felony prosecution.
On February 20, 2016, Russell and Shirley Denham, the grandparents of the murderer, were found dead at their home in Edgerton. Their granddaughter Heather Ager, 32, and her three-month-old son were also found dead. A fire had completely destroyed a home on the property, and all of the victims’ bodies had been burned.
Denham was issued a warrant for his arrest with bond set at $4,000,000. He is currently in custody at the Platte County Jail. His next scheduled hearing is for June 30, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. in Platte County.