An Anchorage man and woman facing charges related to the shooting death of Anchor Point resident Demian Sagerser pleaded not guilty earlier this month.
The Homer News reports that at a hearing September 13th at the Kenai Courthouse, 20-year-old Demarqus Green pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. Green’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Nancie Modeste, also pleaded not guilty to tampering with physical evidence. Both remain in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai.
Sagerser was found dead July 7th by a friend at Sagerser's home north of Anchor Point. A game camera set up by Sagerser took a photo of Green entering and leaving the home before the friend found him dead. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation alleges that Green shot Sagerser in a dispute over a marijuana deal. Investigators said that Modeste helped Green destroy evidence, including his clothes.
Green was arrested August 31st at his Anchorage home and Modeste was arrested September 5th in Anchorage. Green and Modeste's next hearing is October 19th at the Kenai Courthouse, with a trial scheduled for the week of November 26th at the Homer Courthouse.