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Tazewell, Va.--In court Friday morning, the man accused of murdering his parents at a Tazewell County restaurant.

Christopher Deen Looney decided to waive his right to the preliminary hearing.

He faces two counts of capital murder in the March 2009 slayings Harvey Looney, 52, and Valerie Looney, 48.

Christopher Looney was arrested back in February , nearly four years after the murders. His parents were killed while working at Pizza Plus in Claypool Hill.

The case will now head to the November Grand Jury. Since the crime involves family members, the proceedings are being held in Tazewell County's Juvenile and Domestic Court.

Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee tells WVVA, Looney could face the death penalty if convicted.

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