The man suspected of killing an older couple whose bodies were found at their Marshfield, Massachusetts, home last month appeared in court to face a judge Friday.
Christopher Keeley, 27, pleaded not guilty to murder charges in Plymouth District Court Friday afternoon, hours after being brought back to the state, according to the Plymouth County District Attorney's Office. He was arrested in Miami Beach, Florida, after a dayslong manhunt.
The bodies of Carl and Vicki Mattson were found stabbed and bludgeoned to death in their home on Nov. 29, authorities have said. A day later, they announced they were searching for Keeley.
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Prosecutors believed the attack on the 70-year-olds was targeted, not random, and said that Keeley, who is from Weymouth, was acquainted with the couple. Authorities have not specified the nature of his relationship to them, though.
Court documents obtained by NBC10 Boston have shown that Keeley had a prior criminal history, including several violent incidents.
Keeley was arrested in Florida after a man was hit in the head and critically injured in Miami Beach, local police said. Keeley was found nearby and taken into custody on a warrant for his arrest out of Massachusetts, where he was charged with homicide.