- Associated Press - Friday, October 30, 2015

MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) - A central Ohio man who police say confessed to fatally shooting his mother and girlfriend while high on a synthetic drug has pleaded not guilty to charges including aggravated murder.

Thirty-one-year-old Travis Bonham was arraigned Thursday in Knox County, where he remains jailed on $1 million bond. He also is charged with theft of a firearm, evidence-tampering and having a weapon under disability.

His public defender hasn’t returned calls seeking comment.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Prosecutor Chip McConville said he plans to discuss a plea agreement with defense attorneys and doesn’t anticipate the case going to trial.

Investigators say Bonham admitted he shot his mother and his 23-year-old girlfriend Sept. 29 while high on the drug known as bath salts.

He could face up to life in prison if convicted.

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