MURRIETA ( — A man who allegedly shot his parents to death in their Hemet mobile home pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder and other charges.

David Michael Underwood, 42, of Yorba Linda, was arrested earlier this month in the slayings of 71-year-old Michael Underwood and 68-year-old Laura Underwood.

Underwood allegedly shot his parents on the morning of Aug. 7 in their residence at the Hemet West Mobile Estates, 5001 Florida Ave. A motive for the attack has not been disclosed. He was arrested later that same day in Anaheim, Hemet police Chief Dave Brown said.

Along with two counts of first-degree murder, Underwood was charged with special circumstance allegations of taking multiple lives in the same crime, as well as a sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. If convicted, he could face the death penalty, if prosecutors choose to pursue it.

Underwood is being held without bail at the Southwest Detention Center in Murietta. His next court appearance is scheduled on Oct. 17 for a felony settlement conference.

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