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[image-1]A Nampa man, charged with the slaying of three adults in their Foothills home, appeared in an Ada County courtroom Thursday morning, but his attorneys asked for four more weeks before their client issues a plea to three counts of first-degree murder.

Adam Michael Dees, 22, is charged with the March killings of 80-year-old Ted Welp; his 77-year-old wife, Elaine; and their 52-year-old son, Tom. According to the indictment, Tom Welp had been stabbed in the neck and additional weapons used in the crime were a 9 mm handgun and baseball bat. It is believed that the Welps were killed on March 8 or March 9.

Dees was taken into custody shortly after the deaths for allegedly using the Welp family's credit cards at a series  of local stores.

If convicted, Dees faces the possibility of being put to death or spending the rest of his days in prison.

Fourth District Court Judge Samuel Hoagland agreed that Dees could return to court on Thursday, May 14 to enter a plea.