Okla. man co-accused in 4 deaths pleads not guilty
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- One of two brothers accused in the shooting deaths of four women at a crime-plagued Tulsa apartment complex has pleaded not guilty to murder.
Special Judge Charles Hogshead entered the plea Friday on behalf of 39-year-old Cedric Poore and set his preliminary hearing for April 2, when his 32-year-old brother James Poore will appear in court.
The brothers are accused of first degree murder and armed robbery in the Jan. 7 shootings of 23-year-old twins Rebeika Powell and Kayetie Melchor, 33-year-old Misty Nunley and 55-year-old Julie Jackson.
Police say they lived in the same apartment complex as their four victims, who were discovered bound and shot in the head.
Police believe the brothers robbed the women then killed them because they feared they would be identified.