Trial set in death of man found in sleeping bag in Kentucky

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TROY, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man and woman accused in the death of the woman’s grandfather whose body was found in a sleeping bag in a Kentucky creek are set for trial.

Miami County court officials say 35-year-old Richard Terrel and 24-year-old Hope Earnshaw-York are scheduled for trial Oct. 6.

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Court officials say Terrel pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, felonious assault, gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property in 88-year-old William York Sr.’s death. Twenty-four-year-old Earnshaw-York pleaded not guilty to charges of gross abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property.

Messages were left for their attorneys.

Police say York, of Tipp City, died of a blunt force head injury. His remains were found June 3 in a creek in Union, Kentucky.

 

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