Not guilty plea in homicides
A man accused of participating in an Olivehurst double homicide had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf Tuesday by a Yuba County Superior Court judge.
Judge James L. Curry entered the plea on behalf of Levill Demond Hill, 25, of Sacramento.
Hill is charged with two counts of murder in connection with the deaths of Christopher Hance, 21, and Scott Eugene Davis, 19, at a residence on the 5100 block of Chestnut Road.
Hill is being held without bail in Yuba County Jail after he fled to Alabama following the shooting. He was captured there in October and extradited to Yuba County last month.
Hill is one of six suspects arrested in a crime that jarred an Olivehurst neighborhood in the early morning hours of Sept. 27.
The suspects allegedly botched a marijuana robbery at the residence, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Attorney Donald Wahlberg represented Hill on Tuesday. Hill told Curry that his mother said another lawyer would appear in court on his behalf, but that attorney did not show up.
Wahlberg said he did not have a chance to review evidence, which amounts to more than 400 pages of documents and 452 tapes, he said.
Other suspects charged with murder include Michael John Huggins, 23, and Angelic Louise Rampone, 20, of Clear Lake. Both entered not guilty pleas and are being held without bail.
Jeremy Joshua Nathan Remillard, 20, Elk Grove, and Ashley Van Morris, 29, of Visalia, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy.
Another man, Matthew Charles Griffen, was arrested, but later released without being charged.