Man pleads not guilty to killing eastern Ky. woman
Courtesy of MGN Online
HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - An eastern Kentucky man has pleaded not guilty to killing
a woman whose burned body was found along a roadside a week after she was
) reports Gary W. Ward of Meally in Johnson
County entered the plea Thursday in
Knott County Circuit Court. He is accused of murder, tampering with evidence
and abuse of a corpse in the September death of Christina Hale Barnett.
Defense attorneys also argued for a reduction in Ward's bond, which is set
at $500,000, but the judge didn't immediately rule on the matter.