A 39-year-old convicted felon accused of fatally shooting a Moreno Valley man during a domestic dispute pleaded not guilty Tuesday to murder and other offenses.

Rashema Noel Hardgrove of Moreno Valley was arrested in March, immediately after she allegedly gunned down 52-year-old Wallace Edison in the 25800 block of Calle Agua, near Lasselle Street.

Along with murder, Hardgrove is charged with sentence-enhancing gun and great bodily injury allegations.

She was arraigned before Riverside County Superior Court Judge Gail O’Rane, who scheduled a felony settlement conference for July 17 at the Riverside Hall of Justice.

The defendant is being held in lieu of $1 million bail at the Smith Correctional Facility in Banning.

According to sheriff’s Sgt. Richard Carroll, at about 1 a.m. on March 9, Hardgrove and Edison were involved in an unspecified confrontation, culminating in the defendant pulling a handgun and shooting him.

Witnesses called 911, and when patrol deputies reached the residence, they discovered the victim dead from a gunshot to the upper body, Carroll said.

He said Hardgrove was arrested at the property without a struggle.

A possible motive for the shooting was not disclosed, nor was there any confirmation of the relationship between the defendant and victim.

Court records show that Hardgrove has prior convictions for possession of controlled substances for sale, child endangerment and intimidation of a business while loitering.

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