FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) - The man accused in the killing of a 13-year-old Suisun City girl appeared in court Wednesday, but did not enter a plea.
Prosecutors say they've filed murder charges against Anthony Lamar Jones, as well as three additional charges of kidnapping, rape and lewd acts on a child in connection with the death of Genelle Renee Conway-Allen.
The seventh-grader was reported missing Jan. 31 by her guardian at the foster home where she lived. A passer-by found Genelle's body the next morning in a nearby park.
Solano County District Attorney Donald du Bain says the additional charges filed against the 32-year-old Jones are so-called special circumstances charges, which means he could be sentenced to either life in prison or to death, if convicted.
Jones did not enter a plea during Wednesday's hearing. He was ordered to return to court on Feb. 21.
He is being held without bail.
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Designed by Gray Digital Media