Wilfredo “Flaco” Reyes, a second suspect in the 2008 murders of Anthony, Michael and Matthew Bologna, pleaded not guilty to murder charges today, reports the San Francisco Appeal.
Reyes, 31, was arrested in North Carolina on July 9 and charged with several counts, including first-degree murder and participating in a street gang, according to the District Attorney’s office.
According to the Appeal’s story, “Reyes spoke softly in court this morning, entering not-guilty pleas to three counts of murder and denying various special allegations…
“Prosecutors say Reyes and Edwin Ramos, both alleged members of the MS-13 gang, mistook the Bolognas for rival gang members and killed them in revenge for the shooting of another MS-13 gang member earlier that day.”
Ramos, who was arrested shortly after the shootings, was convicted of the murders in May and sentenced to three consecutive life terms without possibility of parole.
Reyes fled the state to avoid arrest, according to police. San Francisco homicide investigators, U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators and members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Department arrested him in July in Rowan County, North Carolina.
Reyes will return to court on Aug. 22 for a status hearing in the case.