A Seaham man has appeared in in court accused of murdering his parents.
Stephen Seddon, also known as Nic Seddon, is alleged to have shot dead his father Bob, 68, and his mother Patricia, 65.
Mr Seddon, 45, of Benevente Street, Seaham, County Durham, was brought before magistrates on Friday and his case was adjourned to Manchester Crown Court.
A judge adjourned the case until July 27 for a plea and direction hearing, when Mr Seddon will appear by videolink from HM Prison Manchester, formerly known as Strangeways.
A further plea and case management hearing was listed for September 28, and a provisional date for trial set at January 7.
The trial is expected to last between four and six weeks.
Mr Seddon has yet to enter any pleas.
The bodies of Mr and Mrs Seddon were found at the family home in Clough Avenue, Sale, on July 6.
Their son has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder.
The attempted murder accusations relate to when Mr and Mrs Seddon escaped with their lives after a car driven by their son plunged into the Bridgewater Canal in Timperley, Altrincham.
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