LONDON, Ky. (AP) – A judge has entered not guilty pleas for the daughter and son-in-law of a Kentucky woman who was reported missing and found dead.
The Times-Tribune reports the pleas were entered for 31-year-old Joseph Craig McFadden and 28-year-old Christy Elizabeth McFadden on Wednesday on charges in the death of 58-year-old Sherry Rose. The McFaddens face multiple charges including abuse of a corpse.
An attorney entered not guilty pleas for 48-year-old Michael Hinkle and 24-year-old Cody Allen Hinkle. They are charged with tampering with physical evidence and abuse of a corpse.
A Laurel County Sheriff’s Office statement says detectives believe Rose was stabbed during a June 15 altercation involving the McFaddens. Authorities say they purchased items to clean up the crime scene before dumping the body in a rural location.
Preliminary hearings are set for Tuesday.