OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — Five young teenagers who are charged in a Kansas man’s shooting death pleaded not guilty in juvenile court to first-degree murder. Court documents say the teenagers pleaded Monday. Three of the suspects who pleaded Monday are 14-years-old and two are 13. A hearing for a sixth 14-year-old scheduled for Monday was postponed to June 15. They are charged in the May 14 death of 19-year-old Marco Cardino of Smithville, Missouri. He was found dead in his car in an Olathe, Kansas, park. The Johnson County prosecutor is seeking to try the 14-year-olds as adults. Kansas law does not allow 13-year-olds to be tried as adults.
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