- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

PHOENIX (AP) - Two men charged in the fatal shooting of a clerk of a Phoenix smoke shop during an April 29 robbery have pleaded not guilty.

A Maricopa County Superior Court spokesman says Alex Garcia Jr. and Jesse Ruben Mesa entered their pleas Wednesday.

They’re charged in the shooting of 47-year-old Kadhim Al-Taee.

He was shot multiple times in the shop where a small fire had been set. The business also had been ransacked.

A third man also has been arrested in the case.

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