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Man charged with killing parents has month to consider deal

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A man charged with killing his parents after they threatened to cut him out of their wills has been given another month to decide whether to take a plea deal.

Kyle Navin's case returned to state court in Bridgeport on Thursday, when he was scheduled to accept or reject a plea bargain offered by prosecutors. Judge Robert Devlin extended the deadline to decide on the proposed deal to Jan. 12.

The terms of the plea deal and the reason Navin was given more time to decide were not disclosed. Navin's lawyer, Eugene Riccio, declined to comment.

The 28-year-old Easton man has pleaded not guilty to murder charges in the killings of his parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin. Their bodies were found outside a vacant house in Weston in October 2015, two months after they disappeared.

Navin is detained on $2.5 million bail. His girlfriend, Jennifer Valiante, is detained on $2 million bail and denies charges she conspired with Navin in the killings.

Jeffrey Navin was president of J&J Refuse in Easton. Jeanette Navin was a school library aide in nearby Weston.

Police wrote in court documents that Jeanette Navin had told a friend that she and her husband planned to sell their trash-hauling business and cut their son out of their will.

Jeanette Navin was upset about her son's behaviour and drug use and his failure to pay the mortgage and taxes on the home they bought him, according to the documents.

The month before his parents disappeared, Kyle Navin texted Valiante saying he had the "perfect plan" to get "$ for life," according to an arrest warrant affidavit. Navin wrote that the plan would "solve every single problem and give us a wealthy amazing life," the warrant said.