Man accused of murdering mother of three pleads not guilty

By News Staff

A former Marine charged with murdering a woman he met on the website,, pleads not guilty.

28-year-old Daniel Tejada was arraigned in Providence District Court Monday, accused of killing 24-year-old Ashley Masi, a mother of three.

Tejada is accused of strangling Masi to her death in her apartment in March.

Providence Police say Tejada was responding to an ad for escort services that Masi posted on the Backpage website when the murder happened.

Tejada will be in court for a bail hearing on November 5th.

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