- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

PHOENIX (AP) - Two people charged in the 2013 death of a man on the Yavapai-Apache reservation have pleaded not guilty.

Theodore Gia and Larry Telese entered their pleas Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix. They each face four charges in the death of Dwayne Beauty, including second-degree murder.

A judge ordered them held pending trial after determining they are a danger to the community and a flight risk.

Their trial is scheduled for February.

A third defendant, Mario Chagolla Jr., also has pleaded not guilty in the case.

Prosecutors say the three conspired to attack Beauty and tried to conceal the crime. Authorities say Beauty was stabbed to death, and his body was dismembered and burned.



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