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April 4, 2014

Cushing man arraigned in murder case

STILLWATER, Okla. — A Cushing man accused of murdering a 32-year-old woman last year told the court Friday that he is not guilty of the crime.

Denny Allen Sisney, 36, maintains his innocence of the murder of Amber Nicole Sporleder. Her body was found on the side of the road near Yale last May. Sisney is also charged with conspiracy to commit a felony.

Also accused of the first-degree murder of Sporleder was 31-year-old Justin Kelly of Stillwater. Investigators found rubber gloves and a camouflage-colored folding knife near the crime scene, both stained with blood, according to court records.

Kelly pleaded guilty on March 5, receiving a suspended life sentence to serve 25 years in prison.

Friday, Sisney’s attorneys and District Attorney Tom Lee discussed the case before Associate District Judge Stephen Kistler. A pre-trial date is set for Sept. 5.

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