- Associated Press - Friday, December 19, 2014

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A Charleston man charged in the death of a police informant has pleaded not guilty.

Marlon Dewayne Dixon appeared Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Dwane Tinsley, who remanded him to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports (https://bit.ly/1DQF594) Dixon’s attorney David Schles did not contest detention.

Police arrested Dixon in July in connection to the murder of Branda Basham, who was found shot twice in the torso and once in the head.

Basham was a known prostitute who worked with police as an informant. Police say Dixon shot and killed her in retaliation for her giving information to police.


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