PORTLAND (AP) — Lawyers for a man charged with killing his girlfriend and leaving her body in a snow-covered SUV in a hotel parking lot said their client should be released on bail because evidence in the case points to other suspects.

Anthony Pratt Jr. is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to fatally shooting Marguerita Fisenko Scott last year. Her body was not discovered until January.

The Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/131hGgG ) reported that the 19-year-old Pratt’s lawyer argued at a hearing on Wednesday there is ample evidence pointing at others as more likely suspects than his client.

But prosecutors countered that the evidence points to Pratt, and he had a motive, because he was jealous of Scott’s estranged husband.

The judge did not immediately rule.


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