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Man pleads not guilty to murder of girlfriend

Jose Sevillano-Montanez accused of stabbing girlfriend to death

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jose Sevillano-Montanez
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office booking photo of Jose Sevillano-Montanez

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 40-year-old man pleaded not guilty in Duval County Court Wednesday to second-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend last month. 

Jose Sevillano-Montanez is accused of stabbing and killing his longtime girlfriend, 38-year-old Maribel Perez-Ortiz, at a Westside mobile home park in July after police say she admitted to cheating on him.

Sevillano-Montanez is being held at the Duval County Jail. His next pretrial hearing is scheduled for Sept. 14.