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East Setauket murder suspect due in court in equestrian death

October 11, 2013 8:41:41 AM PDT
A man who was picked up by U.S. marshals in Tennessee has pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with the shooting of a well-known equestrian on Long Island.

Brett Knight was arraigned Friday in Central Islip. He also pleaded not guilty to aggravated harassment.

Prosecutors allege Knight fired 11 times through a window of Ross Reisner's East Setuaket home on September 24, killing him.

He's being held without bail. His next court date is Oct. 16.

The 50-year-old Reisner was a fixture in Eastern Suffolk County's equestrian community. Knight was believed to be a former tenant.

Reisner and his longtime domestic partner, Kevin Murray, who was grazed by one of the bullets, filed a harassment complaint against Knight last month.

The shooting spurred a nationwide search for Knight, who had purchased a motorcycle and was said to be traveling throughout the country. Knight was considered armed, volatile and extremely dangerous.


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