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Associated Press, Published June 20 2012

Suspect in killing of four people in Minot pleads not guilty

MINOT, N.D. — A Somali man accused of killing four people in Minot has pleaded not guilty in all of the deaths.

Twenty-seven-year-old Omar Mohamed Kalmio is accused of killing the 19-year-old mother of his infant daughter, along with the 19-year-old's mother, brother and mother's boyfriend. His trial has been scheduled to begin Oct. 15 and is expected to last three weeks.

The bodies of 19-year-old Sabrina Zephier, 13-year-old Dylan Zephier, 38-year-old Jolene Zephier and Jolene's 22-year-old boyfriend, Jeremy Longie, were found at two separate locations on Jan. 28, 2011. Kalmio pleaded not guilty in Sabrina Zephier's death last October. He was not charged in the other three deaths until last month. He entered his not guilty pleas to those slayings on Tuesday.

The Zephiers were members of South Dakota's Yankton Sioux Tribe.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.