LAKEPORT, Calif. – Two men charged earlier this week with the murders of a Maine couple made another court appearance on Friday.

Robby Alan Beasley, 30, and Elijah Bae McKay, 28, appeared in Lake County Superior Court before Judge Andrew Blum.

The men are accused of the January murders of Yvette and Frank Maddox of Maine.

On Wednesday Senior Deputy District Attorney Art Grothe filed murder charges against Beasley and McKay, along with special allegations of committing multiple murders in the first or second degree, committing the offenses with the intent to inflict great bodily injury on the victims and using a 9 mm firearm.

Beasley also is alleged to have a prior felony conviction from 2007 for criminal threatening with a firearm, according to the charging document.

The bodies of the Maddoxes were found near Lower Lake in March. An autopsy of the pair revealed they had suffered gunshot wounds.

The couple had reportedly come to California to work for Beasley in a marijuana operation, Lake County Sheriff’s officials reported.

Beasley and McKay were previously in court on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, as Lake County News has reported.

As the case currently is charged, if convicted the men could face life without the possibility of parole or the death penalty. However, Grothe said earlier this week that the final charging decision will come later, after District Attorney-elect Don Anderson takes office and has time to consider the case.

On Friday, the men were accompanied by their attorneys. Stephen Carter is representing Beasley and Richard Petersen of Ukiah is representing McKay.

“Neither one actually entered a plea yet,” said Grothe.

Grothe said the men are set to return for plea entry on Jan. 4 in Judge Stephen Hedstrom’s Department 4 courtroom in the Lake County Superior Court’s Southlake division in Clearlake.

Jail records indicate both are being held without bail.