Gary handlenB.C. Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Austin Cullen has denied bail for the man accused of killing two young BC girls in more than 35 years ago.

Garry Handlen faces charges of first degree murder in the deaths of 11 year old Kathryn-Mary Herbert of Matsqui in 1975 and 12 year old Monica Jack of Merritt in 1978.

A publication ban is in place on reasons for the ruling as well as the evidence submitted.

Handlen will remain in custody until his next court appearance on November 4th.