Serrano-Vitorino, charged in 2-state rampage, pleads not guilty in Missouri

1 year 3 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, June 01 2016 Jun 1, 2016 Wednesday, June 01, 2016 11:24:00 AM CDT June 01, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press and Mike Carlson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MONTGOMERY CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Mexican national charged with five shooting deaths pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of a Missouri man.

Pablo Serrano-Vitorino entered the plea Wednesday during a brief arraignment in Montgomery County Court.

Prosecutors allege Serrano-Vitorino shot four men to death in Kansas City, Kansas, March 7 and then fled to Missouri. They allege he shot and killed Randy Nordman the next day during a confrontation in Nordman's garage in New Florence.

Montgomery County Prosecutor Nathan Carroz has said he will seek the death penalty for Serrano-Vitorino in Nordman's death.

Serrano-Vitorino's next court appearance is scheduled Aug. 3.

He also is charged with four counts of first-degree murder in Kansas. Prosecutors haven't announced whether they will seek the death penalty in Kansas.

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