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Bryan Clay Pleads Not Guilty In Las Vegas Murders Of Ignacia, Karla Martinez

By KEN RITTER 05/ 2/12 11:44 AM ET AP

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This photo provided by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Bryan Devonte Clay, who has been arrested for investigation of the mid-April West Las Vegas home invasion, sex attacks and hammer slayings of a mother and her 10-year-old daughter, and the near-fatal bludgeoning of their husband and father. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

LAS VEGAS -- A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of a 22-year-old man jailed in the brutal sex attacks and hammer slayings of a Las Vegas mother and her daughter.

Bryan Devonte Clay Jr. was not asked to enter his own plea. He said little during the brief court hearing Wednesday.

Clay is accused of attacking and killing Ignacia Yadira Martinez and 10-year-old Karla Martinez in their beds, and bludgeoning husband and father Arturo Martinez with a hammer. Martinez is critically injured.

Two boys, ages 9 and 4, were spared during the bloody attack in the Martinez home.

Clay also is accused of trying to rape a 50-year-old woman in a separate attack hours earlier not far from the home.

An evidence hearing was set for June 15.

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