The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year’s Eve party in Cleveland.
Attorney Joseph Patituce entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during a video arraignment on Friday in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
Biles-Thomas was indicted last month on charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury.
Bond was set at one million US dollars.
Authorities say gunfire broke out when a group of men arrived uninvited to the party.
Nineteen-year-old DelVaunte Johnson, 21-year-old Toshaun Banks and 23-year-old DeVaughn Gibson were killed.
Patituce says Biles-Thomas maintains he is innocent.
Simone Biles has said on Twitter that she is struggling with her brother’s arrest and that her heart aches for the victims and their families.
- Press Association