The trio suspected of killing a young Millbrae father in late April made appearances in San Mateo County court on Wednesday, and all three entered pleas of not guilty, as KRON 4 reports. Details about the circumstances of the death of 27-year-old Keith Green, who went missing on April 29 and whose body later turned up in Healdsburg on May 11, remain scant, including the cause of death and the evidence prosecutors have assembled against the three accused, but some of those are likely to be made public in a preliminary hearing that is now set for October 6.
As we learned in May, 30-year-old Tiffany Li quickly became a prime suspect in the murder because she had been in a romantic relationship with Green, and had two children with him. The pair broke up sometime last year, and according to friends Li immediately took up with Green's good friend, a fellow mixed martial arts fighter, 29-year-old Kaveh Bayat, who also is a suspect in the case. Though none of this has been made official in testimony, Li allegedly has a lot of money and a mansion in nearby Hillsborough, and she had a palimony and custody agreement drawn up last October that Green apparently refused to sign and that gave him a lump sum of $20,000 as well as payments of $4,000 a month and a Range Rover, but possibly limited access to his children.
The third suspect, who possibly became involved in this as a murder-for-hire though that is unconfirmed so far, is another MMA fighter with an apparently sketchy past, 40-year-old Olivier Adella, a.k.a. Olivier Bredenstein. When the arrests occurred in late May, Adella was the first to be detained, in Burlingame, and Li and Bayat were taken into custody the next morning.
A woman claiming to be Adella's estranged wife later came forward in the press to say that he had threatened to kill her more than once, that he was a con artist, and that he also went by the name Mustafa Traore.
All three suspects are being held without bail, and Li's defense attorney Geoff Carr had delayed their arraignment at least four times in the last several months claiming that the prosecution had not turned over enough of their evidence. Carr, a criminal defense attorney based in Redwood City, also defended a Los Altos woman who pleaded insanity in the 2011 murder of her husband, and earlier this year he defended 26-year-old Ryan Riesenberger who had been implicated in the vehicular death of his best friend in a DUI incident on Highway 1 in 2013.