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Brother of Gymnast Simone Biles Pleads Not Guilty to Murder

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    Brother of Gymnast Simone Biles Pleads Not Guilty to Murder
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    Tevin Biles-Thomas, left, shown on a video monitor, listens to his arraignment with public defender Alonda Bush from the Cuyahoga County jail as the hearing is held in Common Pleas Court in Cleveland, Friday, Sept. 13, 2019. Biles-Thomas is accused of killing three people at a New Year's Eve party in 2018 and is the older brother of U.S. Olympic gymnast Simone Biles. (AP Photo/Phil Long)

    The brother of Olympic gymnastics champion Simone Biles has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in a shooting that left three men dead at a 2018 New Year's Eve party in Cleveland.

    Attorney Joseph Patituce entered the pleas for 24-year-old Tevin Biles-Thomas during a video arraignment Friday in Cuyahoga County. Biles-Thomas was indicted last month on charges of murder, voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury.

    Bond was set at $1 million.

    Authorities say gunfire broke out when a group of men arrived uninvited to the party. Nineteen-year-old DelVaunte Johnson, 21-year-old Toshaun Banks and 23-year-old DeVaughn Gibson were killed.

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    Patituce says Biles-Thomas maintains he's innocent.

    Simone Biles has said on Twitter that she's struggling with her brother's arrest and that her heart aches for the victims and their families.