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Marcus Spanevelo, the ex-girlfriend of the slain Florida mother Cassie Carli, pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence, giving false information about an investigation into missing persons and refusing to provide a DNA sample on Friday, according to court records.
He also demanded a jury trial, and his attorney filed a request for discovery of evidence.
Spanevelo has not been charged with the murder of Carli, his ex-girlfriend, who, according to police, disappeared on March 27 when she went to meet him to exchange custody of their child.
Spanevelo was arrested in Lebanon, Tennessee, on the morning of April 2 during a traffic stop and extradited back to Florida about a week ago.
Carlis’ remains were also found April 2 in a shallow grave on a property in Alabama that authorities say Spanevelo has a connection to.
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The results of an autopsy are still awaiting, and a spokesman for the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office said last week that further charges are unlikely before the inquest is completed.
A statement of allegations related to the original allegations said Spanevelo provided false information to law enforcement “by not disclosing relevant information about where he stopped along his route to return to Panama City Beach with [redacted] later that evening, “after meeting with Carli on March 27.
Police also received a tip that Spanevelo had thrown a piece of evidence out of his vehicle. Spanevelo eventually admitted to having done so, according to the statement, and told investigators “he did not care [redacted] property, so he just chose to throw it out the window. “
Details of what evidence was discarded were edited, but Santa Rosa County Sheriff Bob Johnson has previously told reporters that the allegations of tampering with evidence were related to the disposal of Carlis’ cell phone.
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The former couple was involved in a years-long battle for custody before her disappearance, and a judge ordered Spanevelo to pay Carli $ 5,920 in legal fees, a few days before she disappeared, according to court records.
Spanevelo is currently held on a $ 21,000 bond. His lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday.