4 teenagers plead not guilty in killing of New Mexico man
Aug. 03, 2015
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Four teenagers charged as adults in the shooting death of a 60-year-old New Mexico man during a night of robbing homes and cars have pleaded not guilty.
The teens ranging in age from 15 to 17 entered their pleas Monday in Albuquerque. The four have been charged with murder, attempted murder and numerous other crimes stemming from the streak of break-ins and burglaries on June 26.
During the crimes, authorities say shots were fired at one man, who wasn't injured, and at Steven Gerecke, who was killed in his driveway.
Two other teens, who are 14 years old, also have been charged but face proceedings in juvenile court. They could face either adult or juvenile penalties if convicted.
The Associated Press isn't identifying the teens because of their ages.