Man accused of killing a man and burying him appeared in court

Frank Valles claims it was a cultural ritual

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A Bakersfield man accused of murdering another man and burying him appeared in court.

Frank Valles is charged with first-degree murder for the death of Alphonso Hyde.

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In an earlier interview with 23ABC, Valles denied killing Hyde.

Valles said Hyde died of a heart attack back in 2008. Valles said he took Hyde's body home to wrap in an Indian ceremonial blanket and bury him.

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