An Arizona court entered a not guilty plea for nine new and unrelated felony counts on the behalf of a man suspected in the murders of a Paradise Valley couple and a Phoenix cigar salesman.
Maricopa County prosecutors say 32-year-old Michael Crane was arraigned Thursday morning on counts of attempted second-degree murder, burglary, theft, misconduct with weapons, armed robbery, aggravated assault and attempted burglary.
The new charges stem from a burglary late last year and an armed robbery in early February. His next appearance in court is scheduled for Oct. 9.
Crane already is jailed and facing 15 other counts including first-degree murder, kidnapping, burglary, arson and auto theft.
He's pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder in the killings of Bruce Gaudet on Jan. 26 and of Lawrence and Glenna Shapiro on Jan. 30 in separate robberies.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.