A father accused of murdering his two young sons appeared in an Edmonton courtroom this morning.

Jason Bruce Cardinal, 31, is charged with two counts of first degree murder, after the bodies of two boys were found inside a townhouse in the Abbottsfield neighbourhood December 20.

The case was adjourned until February 8.

Autopsies have been performed on the bodies but police have not released how the boys died.

The names of the victims are protected by law.