MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — The man who was reportedly in charge of a boat which capsized off Miami last month during a smuggling operation last month killing four women has pleaded not guilty to federal charges.

Naaman Davis faces a number of charges including smuggling resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter and illegal re-entry after being deported. His attorney has said he intends to give Davis “a zealous, aggressive defense of these charges.”

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The man federal prosecutors say was Davis’ crewman for the smuggling operation pleaded not guilty last week to charges of smuggling resulting in death and illegal re-entry.

Both men were among 11 survivors found clinging to the boat’s overturned hull in mid-October.

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A funeral was held over the weekend for one of the victims. Funerals for two other victims will be held Saturday in South Florida.


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