Yu pleads not guilty in murder of parents

Yu pleads not guilty in murder of parents

PROVIDENCE - North Providence resident Mark Yu pleaded not guilty last Wednesday to two charges of murder. Yu, 37, is accused of bludgeoning his parents to death last July. He is due for a pre-trial conference on Oct. 2.

Police have not released a motive for the killing. The cause of death for both parents, 60-year-old Young Yu and 61-year-old Yeon Yu, was blunt force trauma to the head.

Yu was indicted in January on two counts of murder and two counts of failure to report a death. He lived with his parents at 10 Noto Drive. The dead bodies were found wrapped in sheets and Yu was found locked in a bathroom, according to police. He had kept the bodies in the home for two days after allegedly killing his parents.

Yu has been held in custody since the alleged murders.