PARIS — One of the two former honor students accused in a double killing in Rumford will remain in jail while awaiting trial.

A judge on Thursday declined to set bail for 19-year-old Eric Hamel, who’s from the town of Mexico. He has been held since his arrest in August.

Hamel and 21-year-old Richard Moulton of Rumford are accused of killing 22-year-old Victor Reed Sheldon and 48-year-old Roger Leroy Day Jr.

The Sun Journal newspaper says Justice Robert Clifford found that the state had established probable cause. Assistant Attorney General Andrew Benson said there was “clear and convincing evidence.” He also said Hamel would be at risk to flee if released on bail.

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