27-year-old Thomas Lucero pleaded not guilty to first and second degree murder from an incident that occured in January.
Lucero also pleaded not guilty to aggravated assault
with the use of a firearm. If convicted of these charges,
he faces up to life in prison and a $50,000 fine, but some sentences could increase if the state can prove that Lucero is a habitual offender,
which he also denied in court Thursday.
Lucero is due back in court on January 11th where Lucero's attorney has requested that a non-evidentiary hearing be held.