Published Friday, 23 August 2013
Leslie Ross, 66 and from Magenlis Park in Dromore, appeared before Armagh Magistrates' Court on Friday morning.
He is charged with killing 47-year-old Michelle Bickerstaff in April last year and 50-year-old Margaret Weise in August 2007.
As well as the further charge of gross indecency with a child, Ross is also accused of carrying out an indecent assault.
Appearing in the dock, the accused confirmed that he understood the charges against him.
A detective sergeant told the court he believed he could connect Ross to the charges.
Mr Ross has indicated that he categorically and vehemently denies all allegations of wrongdoing.
Conleth Downey, defence solicitor
Defence solicitor Conleth Downey told the court that his client had been questioned for three days, adding that he "robustly and vehemently" denies the charges.
He also claimed that the accused's home had been attacked as a result of the high profile case.
Ross was remanded in custody after bail was refused by Deputy District Judge Chris Holmes.
Relatives of the murder victims had packed the public gallery of the court for the hearing and Ross glanced at them as he was led away by prison guards.
He is scheduled to appear at Banbridge Magistrates' Court via videolink on 19 September.
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