Charles Brownlow, Accused of Killing 5, Heads to Court

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    The Kaufman County man accused of killing five people returned to court Friday. Charles Brownlow is accused of shooting five people in a daylong shooting spree in October 2013.

    The Kaufman County man accused of killing five people returned to court Friday.

    Charles Brownlow is accused of shooting five people in a daylong shooting spree in October 2013.

    A pretrial hearing was held Friday. During that hearing, Brownlow was indicted on four of the murders. Two of those murder charges were for the deaths of his mother and aunt.

    Brownlow plead not guilty to all of the charges.

    The judge explained that he could face the death penalty if convicted. State prosecutors said they had not yete decided if they were pursuing the death penalty.

    A DNA expert was questioned during the hearing about the need to test several pieces of evidence in the case.

    The defense had presented more than 80 items they wanted tested, including bullets and clothing.

    Brownlow's trial is expected to begin in April 2015.  The next pretrial hearing is scheduled for July 16.