The final suspect in the double homicide of a Helena Valley couple received an Oct. 1 trial date Wednesday morning.
Kaleb Taylor, 21, was read his rights and entered an obligatory "not guilty" plea to two counts of deliberate homicide, one count of tampering with evidence, one count of burglary and one misdemeanor theft charge.
If convicted of all counts, Taylor could face over 220 years in Montana State Prison. He is also eligible for the death penalty for the double homicide.
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According to court documents, Taylor confessed to killing his parents, David Muncie Taylor, 61, and Charla Rae Taylor, 64, in March. A family member found both victims dead in their home with blunt force trauma injuries.
Taylor was under the supervision of Helena Probation and Parole following a conviction for stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from a neighbor and his parents in 2015. He was supposed to be living with them at the time of the slayings.
Two other men are alleged to be involved in the killings: Kyle Alexander Hamm, 21, and Journey Ryder John Wienke, 22. The three men were seen on a car wash security video washing off a long bar-shaped object and getting rid of a knife shortly after the homicides, according to charging documents. The two other men are also being charged with deliberate homicide.
Taylor told investigators he had made the crime scene look as if someone else had robbed and killed his parents, court documents state.