A man has pleaded not guilty to capital murder charges in the deaths of his four children who were tossed to their deaths from the Dauphin Island bridge on the Alabama coast.

Lam Luong, 37, of Irvington, entered the plea Tuesday at his arraignment on charges in the Jan. 7 murders of Ryan Phan, 3; Hannah Luong, 2; Lindsey Luong, 1; Danny Luong, 4 months. Their bodies were recovered.

Luong, a shrimp boat worker and native of Vietnam, relied on an interpreter Tuesday in court. A Mobile County trial date was not immediately set.

If convicted, Luong could be sentenced to death or life in prison without parole.