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Man that kept police at bay for 68 days enters not guilty plea

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The accused murderer that kept police at bay for 68 days appeared in court Monday morning to enter a plea.

Robert Burton is charged with murdering his ex-girlfriend and leading state police on the longest manhunt in Maine history entered a not guilty plea.

Burton pleaded not guilty to killing his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Ginn Gebo in Parkman this past June.

Burton also pleaded not guilty to possessing a firearm even though he's a convicted felon.

Both Gebo and Burton's fathers were in the courtroom during his arraignment.

After the arraignment, a State Police detective brought Burton's defense attorney and state prosecutors through the house where Gebo was found dead.

Neither Burton's defense nor state prosecutors commented on today's proceedings.

Gebo's father though told NEWS CENTER he wants the state government to set up a better ankle bracelet monitoring program for violent criminals in Maine.

He says the restraining orders being used now aren't enough to protect people.

"It doesn't work," he said. "That's the reason why my daughter didn't have one, she had no faith in it."

In court Monday Burton's attorneys said they would hold a conference call with the judge in February.

They also believe a trial could happen as early as this coming August.