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Teenager pleads not guilty to killing Metairie father and son

Dexter Allen (left) and Haraquon DeGruy (right) were arrested in connection to the murder of David and Nicholas Pence. (Source: JPSO) Dexter Allen (left) and Haraquon DeGruy (right) were arrested in connection to the murder of David and Nicholas Pence. (Source: JPSO)
GRETNA, LA (WVUE) -

The two people accused in the killings of a Metairie father and son appeared in separate courtrooms in Gretna Friday.

Dexter Allen, 17, appeared in commissioners court where the judge read him his entire indictment. Allen pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges for the deaths of David and Nicholas Pence.

Prosecutors say Allen walked into a Metairie home with a shotgun and shot them both in April.

Second degree murder carries a life sentence. 

He will appear in court again Oct. 9 for a pretrial hearing. 

Meanwhile, his girlfriend, 18-year-old Haraquon Degruy's pretrial hearing was continued until Oct. 19. She faces charges for her alleged role in the Pence killings.

Officers said Degruy and Allen were breaking into cars in the same Metairie neighborhood in April.

Degruy told detectives she was driving when Allen told her to wait for him, then walked into a home with a shotgun.

When he returned, she told investigators he had items from the home and said he had just shot someone.

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