The suspect accused of murdering a Wenatchee teen back in August has pled not guilty Monday.

In a Chelan County Superior Court room, 19-year-old Markheil Leon Ford pleaded not guilty in the murder case of 18-year-old Yair Flores.

On Aug. 12, 2022, it is alleged that Ford broke into Flores’ home on the 1600 block of Methow Street and fatally shooting Flores.

Ford has been charged with first-degree aggravated murder and first-degree burglary.

Ford is facing a life sentence along with a $50,000 fine.

The next trial date is set for Dec. 20, 2022.

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