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3 to stand trial for murders

By P. SOLOMON BANDA
Associated Press

DENVER – A judge Friday ordered three Colorado men to stand trial for murder, robbery and arson in the stabbing deaths of five people at a Denver bar that authorities say was set on fire to cover up the killings.

A fourth man who was with the accused during the Oct. 17 slayings at Fero’s Bar & Grill is a federal informant who hasn’t been charged. The informant reportedly said the victims were stabbed repeatedly.

The men – Dexter Lewis, 22, and brothers Joseph Hill, 27, and Lynell Jonathan Hill, 24 – are accused of killing the five victims during a robbery as the bar’s closing time was approaching. They were ordered held without bail and were scheduled to enter a plea at their arraignment May 24.

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