Double murder suspect pleads not guilty

December 3, 2008 6:22:30 PM PST
An Atlantic County man charged with murder and attempted murder of three family members pled not guilty at his arraignment this morning in a Mays Landing courtroom. Prosecutors say 41-year-old Ronald Weed of Galloway Township attacked his 12-year-old niece and his mother Loretta with a knife and axe at her home.

Weed's other niece survived the August attack, but suffered severe injuries.

The judge today ordered that Weed have a psychological evaluation.

He will remain in jail.

The trial is set to continue on January 12.

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