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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