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PORTAGE (WKOW) -- According to court records, Curtis Forbes, accused of a murder dating back 30 years, appeared in court Monday.

The court is expected to rule on Forbes' bail on Friday when the status of appeal is determined.


COLUMBIA COUNTY (WKOW) -- The suspect in a 30-year-old murder once considered a cold case will appear for a bail hearing in Columbia County.

Curtis Forbes is accused of killing Marilyn McIntyre in 1980 in Columbus.

In March 2009, police arrested Forbes after investigators said DNA evidence linked him to the crime.

Forbes has pleaded not guilty to the murder.


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1980 Murder victim's husband wants justice (March 27, 2009)

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