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California man pleading not guilty to murder of Dexter Meeks in 2011



CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa  -A California man accused of a Cedar Rapids murder nearly 10 years ago is pleading not guilty.

Dexter Meeks, 22, was shot and killed in front of his home at 211 15th Street SE just before 3:00 a.m. on June 26, 2011.

In February, investigators announced the arrest of Mykel Roberts, 29, of Modesto, California, after police say Roberts confessed to the murder while serving time in a California prison.

On Wednesday, Roberts submitted a written plea of not guilty.

A case management conference for the case is scheduled for April 23rd and a jury trial is scheduled to start on May 18th.

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