A man charged in the murder of his father and stepmother tried to revoke his no contest plea today in court, but prosecutors say his motives are suspect.
A man who entered a “no contest” plea Tuesday after being accused of murdering his father and stepmother was sentenced Wednesday morning.
New Jersey landscaper Colin Abbott entered a surprise “no contest” plea in Butler Tuesday, he’s charged with third degree murder in the 2011 deaths of his father, Kenneth and his stepmother, Celeste.
As a New Jersey man sits in jail waiting to go on trial in Butler County for the murder of his father and stepmother, an attorney for the wealthy couple’s estate went to court to get the father finally declared legally dead.
Although the defense argued that no positive evidence of Kenneth Abbott’s death exists, given the “possible” conclusion of dental records, a judge ruled there is sufficient evidence to hold Colin Abbott for trial in the deaths of his father and stepmother.
A local couple that was found dead in Butler County last month, was remembered Saturday night.
A 40-year-old man sits in a New Jersey jail cell tonight. He is charged with the murder of his father and step mother in Butler County.