The Iron River man accused of killing his parents has pleaded not guilty to charges in Bayfield County.

The Iron River man accused of killing his parents has pleaded not guilty to charges in Bayfield County.

Prosecutors have charged 44-year-old Jim Crain Jr. with killing 79-year-old Jim Crain and 76-year-old Eunice Crain in the couple's Iron River apartment on Dec. 7.

A criminal complaint says Eunice Crain was able to call authorities before she died and when officers arrived, they found the couple dead with towels over their heads, lying in a pool of blood in the dining room. The suspect was in the bathroom with a blood-covered butcher knife and wounds on his neck and wrists, apparently self-inflicted.

The defendant is being held on $1 million cash bond.

WDIO-TV reports a status conference is scheduled May 27.

Crain's public defender did not immediately return a call for comment.