Mother of suspect in Arlington killings pleads not guilty to helping son

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The 77-year-old mother of a man charged with killing a rural Washington state couple and burying their remains has pleaded not guilty to helping him flee the country.

The Daily Herald reports ( ) Faye Reed pleaded not guilty to rendering criminal assistance Thursday.

Her husband, 81-year-old Clyde Reed, asked to delay his hearing on the same charge for two weeks so he can hire his own attorney.

Mexican authorities arrested John Reed last month and turned him over to authorities in Arizona. Reed waived extradition and is expected to return to Washington in the coming days to face aggravated murder charges for the deaths of Monique Patenuade and Patrick Shunn.

Prosecutors say Shunn and Patenaude were shot April 11. Their bodies were discovered about six weeks later. Reed is accused of killing them over a long-standing feud.