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PHOENIX -- A woman has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a kidnapping and abduction that ended in a 12-hour police standoff in west Phoenix last month.

Maricopa County prosecutors said 19-year-old Bernadette Beanes entered her plea Thursday.

A grand jury indicted Beanes on 41 felony counts, including 38 counts for aggravated assault, eight counts of kidnapping and one count of first-degree murder.

Beanes is accused of helping 32-year-old Israel Celis kidnap a woman and 3-year-old son on May 20.

Authorities said Celis bound the boy's mother and sexually assaulted her at a Tolleson hotel before leaving with his son and Beanes.

Celis later fatally shot himself at a home near 91st Avenue and Camelback Road to end the standoff.

Prosecutors said Beanes faces a murder charge because Celis died in the commission of a felony in which she's accused of having been a participant.

Associated Press,

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