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BOISE - The man charged in connection with a pair of murders last month on the Boise Bench pleaded not guilty Thursday morning.

Samari Winn, 34, has been charged with two counts of aiding and abetting murder and one count of aiding and abetting attempted murder.

The California native is not accused of firing the shots that killed Elliot Bailey and Travontae Calloway and wounded Calloway's girlfriend May 8. Instead, police say Winn - a friend of the slain men - led the killer to the door of Calloway's Orchard Street home that night.

The shooter is still at large, police say.

Winn's plea Thursday starts the clock on whether the trial will be a capital case: Prosecutor Shelley Akamatsu now has 60 days to decide whether to ask for the death penalty. A five-day trial has been scheduled for late October.

But the suspect will be back in court in July, when his defense attorney plans to ask the judge to grant bond. Winn has been held in the Ada County Jail without bail since his arrest the day after the shooting.

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