Markle Jr. Enters Not Guilty Plea in Pratt Murder Case

Jul 24, 2013 1:07 PM

The man accused of killing 41-year-old Shirley Pratt in Oroville in 2001, pleaded not guilty in Butte County Superior Court on Wednesday.

Marvin Markle, Jr., also known as "Ziggy", sat queitly in court during his second appearance since murder charges were filed in the 12-year-old case. He is accused of killing Pratt in Oroville and dumping her body in a wildlife area west of Oroville.

Markle is expected back in court Aug. 7 for bail review. He remains in custody on $2 million bail.


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