2 men plead not guilty in deaths of 3 WA workers

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SEATTLE (AP) -- Two men accused of killing three other men who vanished after leaving their jobs at a Seattle florist last December have pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges.

The victims' bodies were found in March at a plant nursery near the Seattle suburb of Kent.

KOMO-TV says 25-year-old Jose Alfredo Velez-Fombona and 36-year-old Alberto Avila-Cardenas entered their pleas Thursday.

The men are charged in the shooting deaths of Jesus Bejar-Avila of Lakewood, Yazmani Quezada-Ortiz of Tacoma and Cristian Alberto Rangel of University Place.

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Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/