The Massachusetts man charged with killing three women whose bodies were found at his home has pleaded not guilty.
Stewart Weldon was arraigned Monday morning in Hampden Superior Court on 52 charges, including three counts of murder and 11 counts of rape. He pleaded not guilty and was held without bail. The arraingment lasted about five minutes.
Prosecutors say the 52 charges involve not just the three women found in the Springfield home, but 11 alleged victims.
The bodies were found at Weldon's Springfield home in May after the 40-year-old Weldon was pulled over and a woman in his car said she had been held against her will, beaten and sexually assaulted.
They were identified as 47-year-old Ernestine Ryans, 34-year-old America Lyden and 27-year-old Kayla Escalante.
Weldon's attorney, Brian Murphy, said Weldon is "looking forward to defending himself" in court.