Along with murder, Benjamin Franklin Winkle is charged with witness intimidation, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. Valley News/Placer County Booking photo 
MURRIETA (CNS) - A 36-year-old convicted felon accused of killing an Anza resident during a dispute, then fleeing to Northern California, where he was apprehended, pleaded not guilty today to murder and other charges. Benjamin Franklin Winkle was arrested in November by Placer County Sheriff's Department personnel after he allegedly committed unspecified offenses in that area. Winkle was returned to Riverside County less than a week later. Along with murder, he is charged with witness intimidation, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations. Winkle was arraigned before Superior Court Judge Judith Clark, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for Jan. 21 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta and left hi
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