Jonathan Holt in his first court appearance after being arrested on aggravated murder charges.
OREGON CITY, OR (KPTV) -
The man accused of shooting and killing Whitney Heichel is pleading not guilty.
Jonathan Holt was arraigned in a Clackamas County courtroom Friday and entered his plea, one week after he was arrested.
He is facing six counts of aggravated murder, one count of kidnapping, one count of sodomy and two counts of robbery.
A Clackamas County Sheriff's Office probable cause document said Holt admitted to police that on Oct. 16, he waited outside Heichel's Gresham apartment and asked her for a ride.
About five minutes into the ride, Holt told investigators he pulled a gun and forced her to drive to Roslyn Lake in Clackamas County. Once there, deputies said he forced Heichel to perform a sex act on him.
He is then accused of shooting and killing Heichel. Holt told investigators he disposed of his cellular phone at Roslyn Lake after the shooting and took Heichel's body and dumped it on Larch Mountain, detectives said.
Holt remains behind bars without bail. His Trial is set for Dec. 14.
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