A Brentwood man pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court to allegedly killing a man during a home invasion in Bohemia nearly four years ago.

A U.S. District Court judge ordered the alleged gunman Rhamaad Spann held without bail. The FBI arrested the 30-year-old Thursday night after a grand jury indicted him and two others for the alleged home invasion of a marijuana trafficker in December 2009.

The victim, Steven Privitera, came downstairs during the home invasion and was shot by Spann, federal prosecutors allege.

Prosectors also made note of Spann’s criminal history, which includes a prior gun conviction and a robbery committed when he was a minor.

Two others—Elizabeth Baylock and John Moglia—were also indicted by the grand jury. All three were charged with robbery conspiracy, attempted robbery of a marijuana trafficker, discharging a firearm during crimes of violence and causing the death of the victim.

Baylock and Moglia were arraigned last year. Both were held in jail.

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The marijuana trafficker is not named in the indictment.


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