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BIDDEFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The man accused of killing his tenant and a young woman in Biddeford, made his first court appearance today.

James Pak is facing two counts of murder in the deaths of 19-year old Derrick Thompson and his girlfriend 18-year old Alivia Welch. He did not enter a plea to the 2 murder charges against him.

Investigators say it was a dispute over late rent and parking that led to the deaths of Thompson andWelch. Police say Thompson called Biddeford Police Saturday evening reporting that Pak threatened to shoot him. After speaking with both Thompson and Pak officers left the scene after Thompson told them he didn't think Pak would do anything.

Moments later police say Pak carried out his threat.

According to the police affidavit, after the shootings at the Biddeford Police station "Pak spoke freely of shooting and killing three people. Pak said he walked right into the apartment and told them he was going to shoot them."

That third victim, Thompson's mother Susan Johnson survived with non life threatening injuries. Investigators say Pak told them he decided to spare her 6-year old son who also lived in the apartment.

At the scene and just down the street flowers were left and a memorial set up in honor of the victims. Outside the coffee shop where Alivia Welch worked a sign posted the victims names and read "RIP we will miss you." That third victim, Thompson's mother Susan Johnson survived with non life threatening injuries. Investigators say Pak told them he decided to spare her 6-year old son who also lived in the apartment.

A candlelight vigil was planned for the victim Monday night at Rotary Park in Biddeford.

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