UPDATE: Jason Ryan Pleads Not Guilty to 1996 Rape, Murder Case

Jason Ryan's attorney has entered a not guilty plea on her client's behalf.

Police say DNA evidence from the scene of the crime links Ryan to a rape and murder case from 1996 that was reopened last year in Kalkaska County.

Geraldine Montgomery was raped then murdered in her home 18 years ago.

Jamie Peterson confessed to the crime in 1997, and is serving prison time.

But now DNA evidence shows Jason Ryan was at the crime scene.

Peterson's attorneys say Ryan acted alone, and their client has been wrongfully convicted.

The case against Ryan will move forward in June.