MERCED, California– The man accused of kidnapping and murdering a Merced County family, Jesus Salgado, pleaded not guilty to all his charges in court Thursday.
Salgado appeared in court for the first time on Monday.
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Prosecutors charged the 48-year-old with four counts of first-degree murder in special circumstances and arson and possession of a firearm by a criminal.
Salgado will be back in court on December 15.
Relatives announced that eight-month-old Aroohi Dheri, her parents Jasdeep Singh and Jasleen Kaur and uncle Amandeep Singh will be buried in Turlock on Saturday.
The funeral will be held in camera, but anyone wishing to support the family is free to gather outside the venue.
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