MIAMI (AP) — Two men charged with killing the four crew members of a fishing boat they chartered were denied bail Tuesday, despite defense attorneys' insistence that no evidence linked their clients to the crime.

Prosecutors have no bodies, no murder weapon, no witnesses and no confession, but they say the circumstantial evidence tells the story.

Attorneys for Kirby Archer and Guillermo Zarabozo said there was no weight to prosecutors' highlighting of inconsistencies in the defendants' statements about what exactly happened aboard the 47-foot Joe Cool last month. U.S. Magistrate Judge Ted Banstra, however, said the gravity of the claims made it necessary to keep the suspects behind bars.