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Suspect in Coast Guard killings pleads not guilty

A former U.S. Coast Guard employee accused of shooting two colleagues to death at a remote Kodiak Island communications station last year pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder charges in the 10-month-old case.

James Michael Wells, 61, who was arrested last Friday, entered his plea during a brief hearing in federal court in Anchorage after an indictment was returned charging him with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of killing federal officers and two weapons offenses.

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