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Story last updated at 3:29 PM on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Anchorage man, woman plead not guilty in Sagerser homicide

An Anchorage man and woman facing charges related to the shooting death of Demian Sagerser pleaded not guilty earlier this month. At a hearing Sept. 13 at the Kenai Courthouse before Judge Anna Moran, Demarqus Green, 20, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder, second-degree murder, first-degree murder and tampering with physical evidence. Nancie Modeste, 26, Green's girlfriend, also pleaded not guilty to tampering with physical evidence. Both remain in custody at Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai.

Sagerser, 41, was found dead July 7 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 Sagerser's home before the friend found him dead. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation alleged 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 Aug. 31 at his Anchorage home and Modeste was arrested Sept. 5 in Anchorage. Modeste also had 1.4 ounces of crack and powder cocaine on her and in her car, the Alaska State Troopers said in a press release. She faces drug charges in a separate case out of Anchorage.

Green and Modeste's next hearing is Oct. 19 at the Kenai Courthouse, with a trial scheduled for the week of Nov. 26 with Judge Charles Huguelet at the Homer Courthouse.