Earlier this month, the court-appointed guardian for 24-year-old Upper Merion resident Joseph C. McAndrew Jr. had asked for a delay while McAndrew tries to gain access to his mother's estate to help pay for his defense. Court papers say the estate is valued at about $1 million.
The Times Herald reports Montgomery County Judge Gary Silow has denied the request, which had been fought by prosecutors.
Authorities say McAndrew used a sword to stab 70-year-old Joseph C. McAndrew, 64-year-old Susan C. McAndrew, and his twin, James McAndrew, in March 2011.
Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.
Information from: The Times Herald, http://www.timesherald.com/