DENVER (AP) — A judge has ruled there is enough evidence to try a man on charges that he killed three homeless people in a Denver parking lot.

Police and prosecutors said Friday that Maurice Butler was pursuing a drug debt owed him by a couple.

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Maurice Butler (credit: Denver Police)

They said GPS data from an ankle monitor showed that Butler went to the campsite in south Denver at the date and time of the August murders.

The victims are 28-year-old Nicole Boston, 39-year-old Jerome Coronado and 45-year-old Christopher Zamudio. All three were shot in the head.

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Nicole Boston, Jerome Coronado, Chris Zamudio (credit: Denver Police)

Butler’s attorneys focused on a lack of forensic evidence tying him to the location.

Police acknowledged that a profile of DNA from shell casings found at the scene excluded Butler.

They also found no fingerprints tying him to that location.

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