3 teens plead not guilty to deadly 2012 shooting - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

3 teens plead not guilty to deadly 2012 shooting

The three defendants sit in the bottom row of seats. Source: WBRC video The three defendants sit in the bottom row of seats. Source: WBRC video
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Three teens accused of gunning down a fourth teenager appeared in court today.

Eighteen-year-old Damien McKenzy, 18-year-old Arnold Bracy and 17-year-old Alfred Davis are charged with capital murder for the death of 16-year-old Brandon Dozier.

Dozier was shot to death outside a home on Lee Avenue Southwest in west Birmingham in June 2012. Moments after the shooting, police detained McKenzy, Bracy and Davis.

Friday, Judge Tommy Nail denied requests for youthful offender status for the three and he set their trial dates for later this year. When Nail denied the requests the indictments against the three young men were read and all three pleaded not guilty.

Two of the three attorneys for the defendants told FOX6 News that they didn't expect to get youthful offender status but they had to try.

After the defendants pleaded not guilty, Nail told their attorneys to submit motions by May 17. The state will respond to the motions by May 31 so another hearing is likely in June.

Nail also set tentative trial dates. McKenzy's is set for Sept. 30, Davis' is Oct. 7 and Bracy's is Oct. 21. Attorneys say McKenzy's is first because he is the suspected shooter. The state hasn't decided if it will try the three cases together. The DA's office wants to review the defendants' statements made to police before they file that motion.

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