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updated: 12/16/2013 2:50 PM

Three plead not guilty in fatal West Chicago stabbing

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  • Jonathan Jimenez

    Jonathan Jimenez

  • Anthony Rios

    Anthony Rios

  • Alejandro Martinez

    Alejandro Martinez

Daily Herald report

Three reputed gang members charged with the late November stabbing death of a Wheaton man pleaded innocent Monday to all charges against them, including first-degree murder.

Jonathan Jimenez, 19, of Aurora; Alejandro Martinez, 17, of West Chicago; and Anthony Rios, 18, of West Chicago, each face first-degree murder charges in the death of Thomas Tecuatl, who was found beaten and stabbed early Nov. 17 along Route 59 in West Chicago.

Jimenez, who is alleged to have stabbed Tecuatl, could face natural life in prison if convicted. Rios and Martinez each face 20 to 100 years in prison because prosecutors allege the murder happened during a gang-related mob action.

All three are expected back in court on Jan. 29.

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