A former soldier will face trial next year accused of murdering four members of his family who were found shot dead.
The bodies of the family were found at their home
David Bradley was charged with killing his uncle Peter Purcell, aunt Josie, both 70, and cousins Keith, 44, and Glen 41, at their Newcastle home.
The 41-year-old of Benwell Grove, Newcastle, appeared via a video link at the city's crown court.
Judge John Milford QC fixed a trial date for 29 January next year before a High Court judge.
A plea and case management hearing was set for 15 September. No plea was entered and Mr Bradley was remanded in custody.