NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A man charged with murdering five New Jersey teens who disappeared in 1978 is due in court Tuesday.

Lee Evans and his cousin are accused of killing the teens in a dispute over missing drugs. Prosecutors said the men herded the teens at gunpoint into an abandoned building and set it on fire.

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The 56-year-old Irvington resident has maintained he’s innocent. His 53-year-old cousin, Philander Hampton of Jersey City, has pleaded not guilty.

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Each man faces five counts of murder and one count of arson.

The teen’s disappearance was one of the longest-running cold cases in the state’s history. Authorities said there was a major break in the case about two years ago. They have not fully explained what the break was.

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