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Suspected serial killer Jesse Calhoun pleads not guilty

Main image: Jesse Lee Calhoun (Oregon Dept. of Corrections). Insets, from top to bottom: Charity Lynn Perry (via Multnomah County District Attorney's Office), Bridget Leanne Webster (via Polk County Sheriff's Office), and Joanna Speaks (via Clark County Sheriff's Office).

A 39-year-old man from Oregon accused of killing at least three women last year was charged with triple murder in a Portland court on Thursday. Suspected serial killer Jesse Calhoun has since been charged with the murders of Charity Lynn Perry (24), Bridget Leanne Webster (31) and Joanna Speaks (32).

Calhoun was transferred to the Multnomah County Jail on Wednesday from the Snake River Correctional Institution, part of the Oregon Department of Corrections, where he was being held on parole violations. At his arraignment on Thursday, he pleaded not guilty to three counts of second-degree murder and three counts of second-degree desecration of a corpse in connection with the women's deaths. A grand jury indicted Calhoun last month.