Trial date set for Whitney Heichel murder case

Trial date set for Whitney Heichel murder case

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by KGW.com Staff

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Posted on November 15, 2012 at 6:16 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 16 at 10:11 AM

PORTLAND - The man accused of kidnapping, sexually abusing and killing Whitney Heichel will not go to trial until 2014.

Jonathan Holt, 24, is accused of shooting the 21-year-old Gresham woman to death and then hiding her body on Larch Mountain last month, according to the probable cause document, which said he confessed to investigators.

Holt faces six counts of aggravated murder, kidnapping, sex abuse and robbery. His trial has been scheduled to begin on April 1, 2014.

Meantime, he will remain behind bars, held without bail.

The probable cause document said that Holt told investigators he waited outside Heichel's Gresham apartment on October 16 and asked her for a ride. Then, just five minutes into the ride, he pointed a gun at Whitney and forced her to drive to Roslyn Lake, where he was sexually assaulted her and then shot her.

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