STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (November 26, 2012)—James Brown, 24, of the Detroit suburb of Sterling Heights, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges stemming for the deaths of four women whose bodies were found in the trunks of abandoned cars in Detroit last December.
Brown said little during Monday's brief arraignment on four counts of first-degree murder.
He's due back in court Jan. 9.
Brown's lawyer Jeffrey Cojocar, who entered the pleas on behalf of Brown, says his client maintains he didn't kill the women.
The bodies of Demesha Hunt, 24, and Renisha Landers, 23, were found Dec. 19, 2011 in a car trunk in Detroit.
The bodies of Natasha Curtis and Vernithea McCrary were found Christmas Day in the trunk of a burning car.
Three of the women had placed adult dating service ads on Backpage.com.