HAYWARD -- Four men pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and other felonies in connection with a triple homicide outside a San Leandro party last year.
Paul Stevenson, 21, Anthony Perry, 21, Stanley Turner, 19 -- all Oakland residents -- and Aaron Stewart, 19, of Fairfield, stood behind a glass-enclosed partition while entering their pleas in front of Superior Court Judge Gary Picetti.
They have been charged with multiple counts of murder and attempted murder and, if convicted, they would be eligible for the death penalty or a life sentence without parole.
Perry, Stewart and Stevenson have been charged with special enhancements of firing a gun that killed three people, while Turner is alleged to have provided a weapon for the Oct. 2 crime, according to court documents.
The slayings occurred around 1:20 a.m. when gunshots were fired into a parked Ford Explorer after a tattoo party in the parking lot of Gardco Industrial Park, which contains a number of warehouses at Alvarado Street and Aladdin Avenue.
Leneasha Northington, a 16-year-old San Leandro girl, Shanice Kiel, a 19-year-old San Francisco woman, and Joshua Alford, a 23-year-old Oakland man, died in the shooting.
Three other people -- a 19-year-old Oakland man and two 20-year-old women, one from San Leandro and the other from Richmond -- were wounded. A seventh person in the vehicle was not injured.
More than 100 people attended the party, which was
Stevenson was arrested Oct. 8 at an Oakland home, and San Leandro police investigators took the other three men into custody at various East Bay locations in early March -- about five months after the killings.
The men are being held without bail at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin. They are scheduled to appear Aug. 29 at the Hayward Hall of Justice to set a trial date.
San Leandro had seven homicides in 2011.
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