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Manchester man to deny 1979 murder of Cedar Rapids teen

Dec 31, 2018 - Legal Monitor Worldwide

A 64-year old Manchester man has been charged with murder in the 1979 death of a Cedar Rapids teen.

Jerry Lynn Burns` lawyer says his client will not admit to the charges.

Leon Spies said Burns will plead not guilty at his yet-to-be scheduled indictment.

Burns has been detained on a bail of $5 million.

39 years to the day after 18-year-old Michelle Martinko was stabbed to death, Burns was arrested and charged with first-degree murder last week.

Martinko, who was fou...