updated 2/22/2006 11:56:04 AM ET 2006-02-22T16:56:04

Three teenagers accused in a series of attacks that killed one homeless man and seriously injured two others pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Brian Hooks and William Ammons, both 18, and 17-year-old Thomas Daugherty were indicted earlier this month on murder charges in the killing of 45-year-old Norris Gaynor and attempted murder in the beatings of Raymond Perez and Jacques Pierre on Jan. 12.

Daugherty is being tried as an adult in the case, which gained international attention after one of the attacks was captured on a security video. The video led police to the three teens.

Hooks and Ammons could face the death penalty if convicted; Daugherty faces a maximum sentence of life in prison because of his age.

Police also are investigating whether the teens may have been involved in five other assaults on homeless people who came forward after the Jan. 12 attacks.

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