Christopher Murray, 38, walked into the courtroom in chains for the first time to answer for the December 19th shooting of Wayne and Diem Lappierre.
Wayne died after a week of fighting his injuries, and after fleeing back to North Carolina, police from both states brought Murray into custody.
The initial hearing was a speedy one, as no plea was entered and Murray will be fully arraigned in mid-March. His defense attorney says a not-guilty plea should be expected.
"We are looking forward to defending him," attorney David Bate said. "It's apparently a case where they got the wrong guy, and we're looking forward to the defense."
If Murray is the wrong guy, that would likely make Tony Locklear, 43, the right guy.
Police say he too was in the home for the murder, and they're trying to track him down in North Carolina.
"Both the state of Maine authorities and North Carolina authorities work well, and they are assisting us in looking for Mr. Locklear," Deputy Attorney General Lisa Marchese said.
And while the search continues for Locklear, the process is just beginning for the state as it builds a case against Murray.