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Suspect in White Swan home invasion-murder enters not guilty plea

WHITE SWAN PLEA AUGUST 23

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A man who's facing charges for the gruesome murder of a White Swan woman entered a not guilty plea in Yakima County Superior Court on Thursday.

Deputies say Michael Anthony Davis, 26,  is suspected of breaking into 63-year-old Gail Teo's home, stabbing her with a pair of gardening shears, tying her to a chair and shooting her in the back with a rifle. 

Teo's body was found wrapped in plastic secured with duct tape. She had severe head wounds and a gunshot wound to her upper back, according to court documents. 

Yakima County Sheriff's deputies said part of the struggle between Davis and the victim was recorded on a home security camera. 

Prosecutors have charged Davis with first-degree burglary and first-degree murder for her killing. His bail was set at $1 million. 

Davis is scheduled to appear in court again on Sept. 19. 

RELATED: Man admits to woman's gruesome murder in White Swan, court documents say

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