California lawyer enters plea in Arizona murder case -

California lawyer enters plea in Arizona murder case

Posted: Updated: May 23 , 2012 01:36 AM

PHOENIX (AP) - A California divorce attorney accused in the 2010 death of a Phoenix-area man has pleaded not guilty.

Maricopa County prosecutors say 52-year-old Robert Fischer entered his plea at his arraignment Wednesday. He was arrested May 3 on suspicion of second-degree murder.

Fischer is accused in the death of 49-year-old Norman "Lee" Radder, who authorities initially believed had fatally shot himself inside his Queen Creek home on Dec. 30, 2010.

Authorities later determined Radder's death was staged as a suicide and Fischer was present during the killing. Court records also show a gun that belonged to Fischer was found in Radder's hand.

Radder lived in Orange County, Calif., for several years and published a magazine for dirt bike enthusiasts.

Fischer, of Irvine, has a law office in Garden Grove, Calif.

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