The family of a Dromore man have said they will not support him as he stands accused of murdering two of his ex-girlfriends
Leslie Ross appeared in court on Friday accused of murdering Michelle Bickerstaff and Margaret Weise.
His son Alexander, who lives in Plymouth, told the Sunday Life newspaper that he had spoken with his family members and none of them will be lending any kind of support to Ross.
“I have not spoken to or seen my father for 20 years,” he said. “As a family we have been estranged from him for 20 years.
“This has come as a great shock to us as a family about what he has allegedly been doing.
“We have seen what he has been charged with, the most serious crimes.
“We will not be supporting our father, not at all. We have spoken together as a family and will not be saying anything more at this stage because of the legal proceedings.”
Mother-of-four Michelle Bickerstaff died in April 2012 aged 47. Margaret Weise, 50, died in August 2007.
After the hearing on Friday Ross’ solicitor said his client would be denying the charges.