An Oakland man pleaded not guilty today to a charge that he murdered his girlfriend last year. Adrian Blocker, 22, is scheduled to return to Alameda County Superior Court on Sept. 17 for a pretrial hearing on charges alleging that he fatally shot Onika Dehanee Jones on June 18, 2011. According to a probable cause statement filed in court by Oakland police Officer Eric Milina, Blocker shot Jones on June 18, 2011, but her body wasn’t found until February, when it was located in an abandoned house.
Milina said there were gunshot wounds in Jones’ decomposed body and .45-caliber casings were found at the house. He said Blocker and Jones had a boyfriend-girlfriend relationship and Blocker had committed domestic violence against her in the past. A witness told police that Blocker had shot Jones in the foot in May 2011, a month before the fatal shooting. In addition to murder, Blocker is charged with assault with a semi-automatic firearm for the May 2011 incident and with first-degree residential burglary for a March 13, 2011 incident.
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