A former truck driver waived his right Monday to a preliminary hearing on charges of killing his cousin, the cousin's wife and their four-year-old son.
The case against Earnest Lee Hargon now goes to a grand jury. He remains in jail.
Hargon's public defender, Wesley Evans, said he was ready to go forward with the hearing. It was Hargon's decision to waive his rights.
Michael and Rebecca Hargon and their four-year-old son, James Patrick, vanished on Valentine's Day from the Vaughan, Miss., community.
Their bodies were found two weeks later in a wooded area in southeastern Mississippi nearly 100 miles away, not far from Earnest Lee Hargon's home in Smith County.