A former soldier has denied murdering four members of his family who were found shot dead.
The bodies of the family were found at their home
David Bradley is charged with killing his uncle Peter Purcell, aunt Josie, both 70, and cousins Keith, 44, and Glen 41, at their Newcastle home.
They were found at their home in Benwell Grove by police on 9 July.
The 41-year-old, of Benwell Grove, pleaded not guilty at Newcastle Crown Court on Friday. A trial date has been set for January.
Mr Bradley spoke only to confirm his name and enter not guilty pleas to the four murder charges.
Recorder of Newcastle, Judge David Hodson, remanded him in custody and ordered him to reappear before the same court at the end of November.