One of two men arrested last week on suspicion of killing a Willow Creek man pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday while the other is expected to enter a plea today.
Eddie David Lee, 21, and Limmie Greg Curry III, 19, face charges related to the death of a man believed to be William “Billie” Reid, 46, who was reported missing by his family on Feb. 15. A body believed to be Reid's was found Saturday after authorities searched Reid's home. Lee and Curry are scheduled to return to court today after Lee's lawyer requested more time to review the charges.
Lee and Curry are being held on suspicion of murder with the special circumstance that it was intentional and carried out for financial gain, according to the Humboldt County jail. Lee faces other allegations, as well, including possession of marijuana for sale and committing a felony while armed with a deadly weapon.
Curry was appointed a public defender after the Humboldt County Alternate Counsel Office declared a conflict, apparently related to the victim. Curry entered a plea of not guilty Wednesday and a denial of the special circumstances. To the court, Curry stated he was attempting to hire a private attorney but accepted the public defender appointment until he is able to do so.....
◼ TS Two arrested on suspicion of killing Willow Creek man 2.23.10
Two men already in custody at the Humboldt County jail were charged Saturday with allegedly killing a 46-year-old Willow Creek man who was reported missing about a week ago.
According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, William “Billie” Reid was reported missing by his family on Feb. 15. Eddie David Lee, 21, and Limmie Greg Curry III, 19, were arrested for the killing after authorities searched Reid's home and found his body, following a short but seemingly complicated investigation.
◼ TS Court dates scheduled in Willow Creek homicide case 2.26.10