ALFRED — The first of three men to be charged with the 2013 murder of Charles Raybine in Biddeford pleaded not guilty Friday to a charge of conspiracy that was added more than two years after he was arrested.

Bub Peter Nguany, 27, of Old Orchard Beach was arrested on March 24, 2013, less than a day after Raybine, 47, of Biddeford was fatally shot several times in the face while sitting in a car in the parking lot of Parish Place Apartments in Biddeford.

Prosecutors delayed two years before seeking murder indictments against two other men this year and a conspiracy indictment against Nguany, alleging the three acted together to target Raybine that night. Authorities have offered no explanation for the delay.

Nguany appeared in York County Superior Court in Alfred for a brief hearing before Justice Paul Fritzsche, and entered a plea of not guilty to the conspiracy charge brought against him by an indictment in May, his attorney Luke Rioux said.

Nguany’s family appeared at the courthouse for the brief hearing, as did members of Raybine’s family.

The two other men charged with Raybine’s killing – Mohamud Mohamed, 21, of Portland and John Lopez, 20, of Old Orchard Beach – have also pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and conspiracy.

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