A man accused of the murder of a teen girl in 1984 made his initial appearance in a Miller County Court yesterday. [Tuesday]
Martin Priest is charged with capital murder in the case of Tammy Rothganger.
Priest was allegedly the live-in boyfriend of Rothganger’s mother. She was allegedly last seen getting into a car with Priest and another man.
Her body has never been found.
Priest is currently serving a life sentence in Kansas for a another murder.
Prior to Rothganger’s disappearance, Priest had spent three years in prison on a second degree murder charge that was overturned for the death of Tonya Lewis.
Priest will be in court again on August 13.