NH man pleads not guilty in mother-brother deaths

LACONIA, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man accused of hacking his mother and brother to death has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Shawn Carter was indicted earlier this month by a Belknap County grand jury on alternate counts of first- and second-degree murder. The indictments allege that Carter delivered numerous chop wounds to his victims as well as blunt force trauma to his mother's torso.

The Citizen reports (http://bit.ly/16ksQfA) the 31-year-old Carter pleaded not guilty in court in Laconia on Thursday. He will remain jailed without bail pending trial, which isn't expected to start for at least a year.

Carter is accused of killing his 59-year-old mother, Priscilla Carter, and his 39-year-old brother, Timothy Carter at home. Authorities say they died May 23 or May 24.