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HASTINGS — Another of the three people suspected in the slaying of a Hastings man has pleaded not guilty.

Court records say 19-year-old Deante Mullen of Lincoln entered his pleas Monday in Adams County District Court to charges of first-degree murder and to use of a firearm. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 9.

Mullen and 21-year-old Daniel Harden of Hastings are accused of shooting to death 19-year-old Jose "Joey" Hansen on Sept. 11 during a robbery attempt. Hansen's body was found by a couple out for a walk.

Mullen's girlfriend at the time, 21-year-old Katherine Creigh of Hastings faces an accessory charge. She's accused of helping Mullen and Harden avoid arrest after the shooting. Her next hearing is scheduled for April 16.

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