Murder suspects plead not guilty

Charged with murder, armed robbery and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, 18-year-old Jeffrey Jones and 16-year-old Jashard Maddox, both of Columbus, pleaded not guilty today in Columbus Recorder's Court.

Maddox is a minor but will be tried as an adult.

The cases was bound over to Muscogee County Superior Court.

They are accused in the Oct. 1 shooting death of 19-year-old Mercer Gadsden.