Four teens charged with murder in the dragging death of an elderly New Orleans woman whose arm was severed during a carjacking pleaded not guilty Wednesday.

Shackled and clad in red jumpsuits, the 17-year-old boy, 16-year-old girl and two 15-year-old girls entered the pleas to a charge of second-degree murder in the March 21 death of 73-year-old Linda Frickey, news outlets reported.

Linda Frickey

Linda Frickey

Teen carjackers

Teen carjackers

Police Chief Shaun Ferguson had said Frickey died after she became entangled in a seatbelt as carjackers sped away with her vehicle that day. The mid-afternoon carjacking happened as neighbors looked on helplessly as she was dragged a block in her own car.

“This was one of the most violent carjackings we’ve ever seen; {snip}” Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams said in a statement.

The defendants’ pleas come a week after Williams announced that each would be charged as adults in Frickey’s death.

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