A Sunderland businessman has denied shooting dead 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, entered not guilty pleas to murder at Manchester Crown Court.
The case was adjourned until February 19 next year for a trial, which is expected to last between four and six weeks.
Mr Seddon appeared before the court by videolink from HM Prison Manchester, formerly known as Strangeways.
The bodies of Mr and Mrs Seddon were found at the family home in Clough Avenue, Sale, on July 6.
Their son has denied 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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