Auburn shooting Desmonte Leonard


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A Lee County judge has scheduled a hearing for a man accused of killing three people at a pool party at an Auburn apartment complex last year.

   Circuit Judge Jacob A. Walker set the date for the hearing for 23-year-old Desmonte Leonard for Oct. 15 in Lee County Court.

   The Opelika-Auburn News reports ( ) that one aspect of the hearing would be Walker saying that both sides have indicated that the case is not yet ready for trial. / WSFA-TV

A Montgomery man says he's not guilty in a shooting that killed two one-time Auburn University football players and a third man in June.

Desmonte Leonard entered the plea in Lee County on Thursday.

A judge scheduled a bond hearing for the 22-year-old Leonard for Nov. 14.

Police say Leonard opened fire at a pool party near the Auburn campus on June 9. Former Auburn football players Edward Christian and Ladarious Phillips were killed, along with DeMario Pitts of Opelika.

A man accused of opening fire at an Auburn pool party is expected in court on Thursday.

Authorities say 22-year-old Desmonte Leonard is expected to enter a plea at the court appearance.

Leonard, who has been indicted on charges that include capital murder, faces trial in the killing of two former Auburn University football players and another man.