BURLINGTON, Colo. (AP) – A preliminary hearing was held behind closed doors for a 12-year-old boy accused of killing his parents and wounding his two younger siblings at their home in Burlington.

The hearing, closed to the public and media, lasted two hours Monday morning at the Kit Carson County Courthouse. The suspect’s oldest brother and his uncle entered the courtroom.

Another hearing is set for July 12.

The bodies of Charles and Marilyn Long were found March 1 in their eastern Colorado home after 911 dispatchers received a call about a shooting. Two of the couple’s children were injured.

District Attorney Bob Watson has said he hasn’t decided whether to charge the boy as an adult. The Associated Press is not using the boy’s name because of his age.

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