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Teen charged in Ordway, Gordon murders pleads not guilty

Published: Oct. 10, 2016 at 3:57 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 10, 2016 at 9:53 PM EDT
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Maurice Gordon, 16, and Larry Ordway, 14, were murdered in May, 2016. (Source: Facebook)
Maurice Gordon, 16, and Larry Ordway, 14, were murdered in May, 2016. (Source: Facebook)
Christopher Jones (Source: LMDC)
Christopher Jones (Source: LMDC)
Brice Rhodes (Source: LMDC)
Brice Rhodes (Source: LMDC)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A teenager indicted in the murders of two teen brothers and a man pleaded not guilty to all charges in court on Monday.

Anjuan Carter, 15, is accused of assisting Brice Rhodes, 25, in the murders of Larry Ordway, 14, and Maurice Gordon, 16, in May. The teens' bodies were found stabbed and burned behind an abandoned house on River Park Drive.

Police allege that Rhodes killed Ordway and Gordon because they witnessed him kill another man, Christopher Jones, 41, two weeks earlier.

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Details about how police believe Carter was involved in the murders has not been released.

In court on Monday, Carter's attorney said he is not guilty of the charges and is lucky to be alive.

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"Mr. Carter is a very young boy who's found himself in a horrible situation and he is, I think it will come out, that he is lucky himself to not have ended up in the position that the victims did in this case," Robert Boyd said. 

Carter is being tried as an adult in the case. He is due back in court on November 17 for his pre-trial conference.
 
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