HOULTON — A Houlton man charged with killing a couple in their Oakfield home then setting their house on fire has been ordered held without bail.

WABI-TV reports that Matthew Davis was in court via video conference on Wednesday to face two murder counts and other charges. He was not required to enter a plea and his court-appointed attorney did not address the charges.

Authorities say the 32-year-old Davis killed Michael Kitchen and Heidi Pratt, whose bodies were pulled from their burning home on Monday.

The 51-year-old Kitchen had been shot multiple times. The 49-year-old Pratt’s cause of death remains under investigation.

Davis was arrested later in the day.

Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive for the slayings and the relationship between the suspect and the victims is unclear.


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