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A man accused of fatally stabbing a 19-year-old man in Bozeman in early July has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Francisco Padilla-Canales, 41, appeared in Gallatin County District Court before Judge Rienne McElyea on Monday and, through a translator, pleaded not guilty to four felony charges.

Padilla-Canales is charged with deliberate homicide, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and tampering with witnesses. He is accused of fatally stabbing Lesman Joan Escobar-Andara on July 7.

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