A man accused of killing his parents with a sledgehammer allegedly claimed he returned home from a jog to find their bloodied bodies on the floor.
The case against Christopher Puglia, 31, was briefly mentioned in the Pine Rivers Magistrates Court on Thursday.
Puglia has been accused of killing his parents Frank and Loris Puglia, both 59, on Saturday at their Joyner home, north of Brisbane.
The pair had suffered fatal head injuries and their bodies were found in the blood-splattered lounge room.
It is alleged a wheelbarrow was used to move the bodies a short distance.
The court was told Puglia will also be charged with attempted arson after police found a burning towel in the bathroom.
Christopher Puglia, 31, was arrested in northern Sydney – 900kms from where his parent’s bodies were found at their home in Joyner, north of Brisbane
Christopher Puglia, 31, (left) was arrested on Sunday night – just hours after the bodies of Loris and Frank Puglia (centre and right) were found
Speaking outside court, Puglia’s lawyer Brendan Beavon told the Courier Mail his client had not indicted how he planned to plea.
The case was adjourned until July 13.
Puglia was arrested on Sunday evening in Sydney’s northern outskirts – more than 900km from his parent’s home – after their bodies were found by a relative.
He was taken into police custody in Sydney before being extradited to Queensland.
According to the Courier Mail, police will allege Puglia told them he…
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