Homicide

Homeowner pleads not guilty to murder in shooting of unarmed trespassers in Nevada

FILE - In this June 2, 2014, file photo, Wayne Burgarello, right, with his public defender Justin Champagne, listens to the judge during his bail hearing in Sparks Justice Court in Sparks, Nev. Burgarello, a former schoolteacher charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings of two unarmed trespassers at a Sparks home he owned, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 to the charges against him. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton, Pool, File)

FILE - In this June 2, 2014, file photo, Wayne Burgarello, right, with his public defender Justin Champagne, listens to the judge during his bail hearing in Sparks Justice Court in Sparks, Nev. Burgarello, a former schoolteacher charged with murder and attempted murder in the shootings of two unarmed trespassers at a Sparks home he owned, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 to the charges against him. (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton, Pool, File)  (The Associated Press)

A homeowner accused of murder and attempted murder in the shooting of two unarmed trespassers in Nevada has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

KOLO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1sljyO4 ) Wayne Burgarello was arraigned Wednesday. His next court date is set for Oct. 15.

The 73-year-old former schoolteacher was arrested in May in the killing of 34-year-old Cody Devine and the serious wounding of a woman he found inside his often-burglarized, vacant Sparks duplex in February.

He was released from jail in August when he posted $150,000 bail that had been reduced from $2 million.

Burgarello claims he was acting in self-defense in the case that has drawn attention to Nevada's "stand your ground" law.

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Information from: KOLO-TV, http://www.kolotv.com