MAYS LANDING — The only man left alive who is charged with murder in the 2012 killing of April Kauffman pleaded not guilty Thursday morning during his arraignment in Atlantic County Superior Court.

Ferdinand "Freddy" Augello, alleged Pagans motorcycle gang leader, is accused of hiring a hitman to kill April — a move prosecutors say was motivated by her now-deceased husband Dr. James Kauffman's desire to hide an opioid drug ring he ran through his medical practice with Augello.

Three additional co-defendants in the case charged with racketeering, distribution of drugs and conspiracy to distribute drugs as part of the drug ring — Joseph Mulholland, 52, of the Villas section of Lower Township; Tabitha Chapman, 35, of Absecon; and Glenn Seeler, 37, of Sanford, North Carolina — pleaded not guilty after their attorneys waived the formal reading of the indictments.