Six now charged in connection with stabbing, shooting deaths of 2 men in Tacoma

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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A woman and a man pleaded not guilty Friday to killing two men in Tacoma Tuesday night.

Marcia Ugalde, 18, and 21-year-old Ronny Fernandez pleaded not guilty to murder Thursday. Bail was set at $1 million for each.

Four others including 30-year-old Joe Martinez, 17-year-old Katherine Ugalde Torres, 17-year-old Jesus Lopez Jr and 16-year-old Andy Roman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder Friday.

People called police after hearing gunshots about 8 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found 30-year-old Francisco Beiza fatally shot.

Police say 23-year-old Joshua Youell was dropped off at a hospital with a stab wound and he died in surgery.

Charging papers say the fight happened because Beiza reportedly owed Youell money and Youell felt disrespected in a phone call between the two. A scuffle broke out and Youell was stabbed.

Charges say Beiza was shot as he tried to run away.

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