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Aug. trial set for suspect in quadruple slayings

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Amber Martin Amber Martin
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SUMMERSVILLE, W.Va. (AP) -- A man charged with killing two adults and two children in Nicholas County is scheduled to stand trial in August.

James Roy Belknap is being held without bond in the Central Regional Jail on four counts of first-degree murder.

The 27-year-old Leivasy resident is charged with fatally shooting Steven Leroy Hendrix, Amber Martin and Hendrix's two young children. The victims' bodies were found on May 26, 2012. Police said the victims had been stripped and their bodies were dumped down a mountainside.

View WVVA.com's previous reports on this case

Belknap was arrested two days later at a police roadblock.

A criminal complaint says the shootings occurred over a drug debt.

The Register-Herald reports that Belknap's trail is set for Aug. 13 in Nicholas County Circuit Court. The trial originally had been scheduled for April.

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