Bend-area Woman Pleads Not Guilty in Shooting Death of Neighbor

A Bend-area woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the shooting death of her neighbor nearly eight months ago.

Joanna Lynn Kasner entered the plea at a hearing this afternoon.

She is accused of murder in the shooting death of 58-year-old Valerie Peterson as she was walking her dog in front of Kansner’s home in the Boonesborough Neighborhood, north of Bend, in January.

Her six-day murder trial is scheduled for late February.

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