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Driver accused of killing Idaho newlyweds pleads not guilty

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(AP) - A driver accused of intentionally hitting and killing young Idaho newlyweds holding hands on a sidewalk has pleaded not guilty.
  
The Idaho Press-Tribune reports 37-year-old Jason Verwer entered his not guilty plea Friday to two counts of second-degree murder.
  
Authorities say 22-year-old Matthew Parkinson and 17-year-old Amelia Parkinson were killed in late January while walking along a road in Fruitland. The couple wed in December.
  
Police say Verwer was driving at a high rate of speed and intentionally veered onto the sidewalk to strike the couple. He was held for a mental health evaluation following his arrest.
  
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Information from: Idaho Press-Tribune, http://www.idahopress.com

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4/26/2018 7:57:59 AM (GMT -7:00)

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