MISSOULA, Mont. — A man and woman have pleaded not guilty in the death of two people whose bodies were found in plastic tubs of chemicals in a Montana residence.

Augustus Standingrock and Tiffanie Pierce entered the pleas Wednesday in Missoula County District Court to charges of deliberate homicide and accountability for deliberate homicide.

The Missoulian reports (http://bit.ly/2xU3B9t ) that County Attorney Kirsten Pabst said prosecutors will not seek the death penalty in the case, saying her interpretation of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision is that Montana’s mechanism for executions is illegal.

On Aug. 17, police found the bodies of 15-year-old Marilyn Pickett and 24-year-old Jackson Wiles, both of Missoula, in plastic tubs filled with chemicals in the basement. They also found knives and an ax covered in blood and human tissue.

Information from: Missoulian, http://www.missoulian.com

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