Iron River Wis. man accused of fatally stabbing parents pleads not guilty

By KBJR News 1

Iron River Wis. man accused of fatally stabbing parents pleads not guilty

May 6, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 4:52 PM CDT

Washburn, Wis. (NNCNOW.com) -- An Iron River, Wisconsin man accused of stabbing both his parents to death in December pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday.

James Crain Jr., 44, has been charged with first degree intentional homicide in the stabbing deaths of his parents, Jim and Eunice Crain.

Crain is also being charged with battery of a peace officer and failure to comply with a police officer.

He was put through a battery of mental health tests and the expert determined him to be competent to stand trial and participate in his defense.

Crain's lawyer, Aaron Marcoux, asked for more time to review materials related to the case before a trial date is set.

A status conference is scheduled for May 27 and a trial date is expected to be set at that time.

Posted to the web by Kati Anderson.
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