ROSWELL, Ga. -- The man accused of killing two Roswell teens pleaded not guilty in a Fulton County court Thursday morning.

Jeffery Hazelwood, 20, is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault, sexual battery, identity fraud, theft, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. Hazelwood is accused of murdering 17-year-olds Natalie Henderson and Carter Davis behind a Roswell Publix store.

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The families of Henderson and Davis cried as they listened to Hazelwood enter his not guilty plea. Hazelwood's grandparents were also in court, but declined comment as they passed 11Alive's Valerie Hoff.

Hazelwoood was accompanied by his new attorney, Brad Gardner. Gardner works with the Capitol Defense Project, a group dedicated to providing quality representation to indigent defendants facing the death penalty. The prosecution has not yet filed official notice on whether or not they will seek the death penalty, but the defense is preparing for the possibility.

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