Defendant in Phoenix cold case killings pleads not guilty

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Melanie Bernas (left), Bryan Patrick Miller, Angela Brasso By Mike Gertzman Melanie Bernas (left), Bryan Patrick Miller, Angela Brasso By Mike Gertzman
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PHOENIX (AP) -- A 42-year-old Phoenix man has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and other crimes in two cold case killings from the early 1990s.

Bryan Patrick Miller was arrested Jan. 13 in the 1992 killing of 22-year-old Angela Brosso and the 1993 killing of 17-year-old Melanie Bernas.

Miller was arraigned Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court.

He is charged with two counts each of first-degree murder and kidnapping and one count each of sexual assault and attempted sexual assault.

Both victims were bicycling when they were killed.

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