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Suspect denies killing woman at Portland strip club

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Rinita Lowe in court (KPTV) Rinita Lowe in court (KPTV)

A 23-year-old woman has pleaded not guilty in the deadly stabbing of another woman at a Portland strip club.

Rinita Linelle Lowe pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder and unlawful use of a weapon in connection with the June 15 incident.

Officers had responded to Skinn Gentlemen's Club on a report of a disturbance and found a critically injured woman. The 29-year-old victim, Shantina Turner, died at the scene.

The Multnomah County Medical Examiner has determined she died of sharp force injuries.

Police say club security had chased Lowe to a neighboring 7-Eleven after the attack. She was arrested by officers who were the inside the store getting coffee.

Lowe's trial date has been set for Aug. 9.

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