Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty to Killing Girlfriend

The 44-year-old Davis is charged with murder, endangering by fire or explosion and arson.

FARGO, N.D.–A Fargo man accused of killing his girlfriend and setting his apartment on fire has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Authorities say 52-year-old Denise Marie Anderson died of traumatic injuries before the fire at Sheldon Davis’ apartment in August. The 44-year-old Davis is charged with murder, endangering by fire or explosion and arson and entered his pleas Wednesday in court.

His lawyer asked that Davis’ bond be lowered from $1 million to $500,000, a request that was denied.

Davis is in the Cass County Jail, where he has talked to several media outlets and proclaimed his innocence. He’s due back in court Jan. 9.

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