Man pleads not guilty to killing eastern Ky. woman

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Associated Press

Posted on November 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM

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 reported missing.

WYMT-TV (http://bit.ly/1hKTZTg ) 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.

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Information from: WYMT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com/wymtnews

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