ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) The man accused of killing three people on Bent Mountain in June would be eligible for the death penalty if convicted of upgraded charges brought down against him Friday.
Trevor Charles was indicted by a Roanoke County Grand Jury Friday on new counts of Capital Murder.
Charles was originally charged with first degree murder, an offense that carries a maximum punishment of life in prison if convicted.
Charles is accused of killing Brandon Dekle, Miranda Trump and Cole Kennedy in a Bent Mountain home on June 11.
Charles also faces charges including using a gun in the commission of a felony.
Charles' attorney, Deborah Caldwell-Bono, told WDBJ7 by phone Friday that these two new charges were not a surprise. Caldwell-Bono said she knew it was coming and said they will see where the case goes.
Caldwell-Bono also said these new charges mean Charles is entitled to have two attorneys. He will be appointed another attorney to act as co-counsel.