Killamarsh deaths: Damien Bendall, 31, to appear in court charged with 4 counts of murder after mum and kids found dead

DAMIEN Bendall is to appear in court today charged with four counts of murder after a mum and three children were found dead.

The bodies of John Paul Bennett, 13, Lacey Bennett, 11, their mum Terri Harris, 35, and Lacey's friend Connie Gent, 11, were discovered at a property in Killamarsh, on Sunday morning.

Damien Bendall, 31, who appeared at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court in Derby on Wednesday, is set to face a hearing at the city's crown court.

Derbyshire Constabulary said the bodies of the four victims were found after police responded to a call about concerns for the safety of a man at the address at 7.26am.

The charges against Bendall allege that he murdered all four victims on a day between Friday September 17 and Monday September 20.

The defendant, of Chandos Crescent, is due to appear via video-link on Friday morning.

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