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Green pleads not guilty in Bonaminio murder

Earl Ellis Green, 44, is accused of killing a Riverside police officer on Nov. 7, 2010. He was arrested on Nov. 9, 2010, in a Riverside Target parking lot.

May 27, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Earl Ellis Green pleaded not guilty to the murder of a Riverside police officer Friday. Green appeared in Riverside Superior Court.

Green allegedly shot and killed 27-year-old Riverside Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio in November during a foot chase.

Police say Bonaminio's patrol car dashboard-camera shows Green when he allegedly stole a tractor-trailer, hit a car and took off running.

Green is charged with one count of murder along with two special-circumstances enhancements.

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty if Green is convicted.

Green's attorney says he may seek a change of venue.

Green is scheduled to be back in court July 8.

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