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St. George man charged with murder to enter plea

St. George man charged with murder to enter plea

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A St. George man accused in the death of a 20-year-old woman is scheduled to be back in court to enter a plea.

The Spectrum reports 32-year-old Brandon Perry Smith will be arraigned Wednesday. Smith is charged with murder in the death of 20-year-old Jerrica Christensen.

Christensen was killed in a December 2010 altercation at a St. George townhome that also left 27-year-old Brandie Sue Dawn Jerden dead.

Another man, 34-year-old Paul Ashton, pleaded guilty in July to killing Jerden in his home. He's been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

A judge ruled last month there was sufficient evidence to send Smith's case to trial.

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