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All Three Suspects Plead 'Not Guilty' To Felony Charges In Connection With Slain MTV Coordinator
Three suspects pleaded not guilty on Thursday to felony charges in a series of robberies believed to be linked to the shotgun slayings of Gabriel Aron Ben-Meir, the 30-year-old MTV music coordinator gunned down by his home near Miracle Mile last month, and Marcelo Aragon who was killed in a residential area in the 2700 block of West 12th Street in April.
29-year-old Destiny Young faces two murder charges while 26-year-old Jabaar Vincent Thomas and 33-year-old Richard Edward Anderson are charged with multiple robberies. Per the prosecution, LAPD continues searching for more evidence that might link Thomas to the Ben-Meir killing, according to the L.A. Times.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 9.