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A Nebraska City judge has ordered the suspect in the slaying of a Douglas couple in March to be held without bond on murder and gun charges.

Brindar Jangir, 36, is accused of two counts each of first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony for the March 23 shooting deaths of Annette and Randal Grimes.

Jangir made his first court appearance on the allegations at a hearing Monday, where he was advised of the charges, and Otoe County Judge Robert C. Wester appointed a public defender to represent him.

The Nebraska Attorney General's office, which is prosecuting the case, isn't seeking the death penalty at this point but could once the case reaches district court.

Thursday, Jangir was in Lancaster County Court on allegations he stole a shotgun and a sword from a friend's home in Lincoln while his friend slept.

According to court documents, Randal Grimes, 56, and Annette Grimes, 51, were the parents of a woman Jangir was living with in Sioux City, Iowa, until she moved out March 12. Court records also indicate that Jangir lived in Lincoln for several years before moving to Sioux City in 2017.

Wednesday, Jangir was brought back to Nebraska from San Diego, where he had been held since U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents arrested him March 30 at a border crossing. He had been in Mexico and was attempting to regain entry into the U.S. on foot.

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Lori Pilger is a public safety reporter.

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