Quadruple murder suspects appear in federal court

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Two suspects in an Orange County quadruple murder case faced a federal judge Wednesday afternoon in White Plains.

Joseph Biggs, of Nanuet, and his alleged accomplice, retired Briarcliff Manor police officer Nicholas Tartaglione, entered not guilty pleas on a new indictment that lists both suspects and includes firearms and kidnapping charges.

The pair are accused of killing four men in Orange County last year and could face the death penalty.

Back in April 2016, the bodies of Hector Gutierez, Urbano Santiago, Martin Luna and his brother-in-law Miguel Luna, were found on an Otisville property that belonged to Tartaglione.

Authorities believe the men were murdered at the Likquid Lounge in Chester during a botched drug deal.

A sister of Martin Luna tells News 12 that the victims' families are devastated, but with two suspects behind bars, they are glad they can finally start burying their loved ones. The funerals for the victims will be in New York next week. They will be buried in Mexico.

Both defendants are due back in court on July 13.

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