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Suspect denies guilt in Fall River murder

Man accused in 1988 slaying

FALL RIVER — Daniel T. Tavares Jr., an admitted killer of three people including his mother, denied Monday that he killed a 32-year-old parent of three young girls in Fall River in 1988, as her relatives looked on from the courtroom, some clutching pictures of their slain loved one.

Tavares entered a not-guilty plea during a brief hearing in Bristol Superior Court to a charge of first-degree murder in the slaying of Gayle Botelho. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for Oct. 16.

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