CALIFORNIA, (CNN) - Marine staff sergeant Louis Perez pleaded not guilty in California in connection to the murder of wife Brittany Kilgore, 22, a native of Rolla, Missouri.
Prosecutors say they found blood from Kilgore in the Marine’s car.
Jessica Lopez, a woman who once lived with Perez, also pleaded not guilty to Kilgore's murder. Kilgore died less than a week after filing for divorce from her husband. Sergeant Perez was in Afghanistan at the time of Kilgore’s disappearance.