Trial Date Set For Ohio Man In Teen's Slaying

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Cincinnati (AP) -- A November trial has been scheduled for a registered sex offender charged in the strangulation death of a Cincinnati teenager last month.

40 old Anthony Kirkland has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder in the death of 13-year-old Esme Kenney.

Police say they found him March 8 near the girl's partly burned body in woods near her home.

Trial was set for Nov. 2 when Kirkland appeared Wednesday in Hamilton County common pleas court.

A judge ordered him held on $5.3 million bond.

Kirkland also is charged in the 2006 deaths of a woman and a teenager.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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