Accused killer of neighbor, 9, pleads not guilty

Dec. 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM   |   0 comments

WOOSTER, Ohio, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- The man accused of killing his 9-year-old neighbor earlier in December pleaded not guilty Thursday at his arraignment in a Wooster, Ohio, court.

Jerrod Metsker, 24, entered the plea at his video arraignment on kidnapping, rape and aggravated murder charges in Wooster County Court, WOIO-TV, Cleveland, reported.

His Smithville, Ohio, trailer park neighbor Reann Murphy, 9, was found dead in a trash bin on Dec. 15, and police say Metsker was the last person seen with her, adding Metsker called police to report her missing.

Metsker's $1 million bond was continued. No new court date has been set, WOIO-TV said.

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