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2 plead not guilty to killing tourist after Kentucky Derby

Scott Hunter

CBS affiliate WLKY

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Two of three people charged in the fatal shooting of a Canadian tourist visiting Louisville for the Kentucky Derby have entered not guilty pleas.

WAVE-TV reports that Tyrone Thomas Jr. and his girlfriend, Fatima Abu-Diab, appeared Tuesday in Jefferson District Court to answer charges in the death of 49-year-old Scott Hunter of Toronto. A judge set bond at $500,000 each.

Police have said Hunter died while trying to fight off three people who robbed him at random during a crime spree amid the festivities shortly after the horse race on Saturday.

According to police records, Thomas is accused of firing the fatal shots, and Abu-Diab is accused of driving the getaway car.

Police say her brother, Fahed Abu-Diab, also was involved. Each faces charges of murder and a dozen counts of armed robbery.