Ezekiel Watkins, a 22-year-old Renton man , pleaded not guilty to the alleged murder of Kathy Chou before Judge Theresa B. Doyle at the King County Courthouse today.
Chou was last seen in April 2010, and her buried 300 yards south of the 18600 block of 124th Ave SE in Renton.
Watkins is being represented by David Seawell, a Kent laywer, who told the judge that he and his client only reached discovery yesterday, Monday, July 25.
Watkins' lawyer motioned to bar the press from photographing his client below the shoulders because of a chain restraint around Watkins' waist; however, Judge Doyle denied his request.
Patch will post more details on the case as they become available.