Teen pleads not guilty in drifter's death
Wed, 17 Nov 2010 17:41:12 GMT —
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) -- The 15-year-old son of a northeast Missouri truck driver accused of killing an Ohio drifter has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge and other counts alleging he played a role in the crime.
Jordan Harvey is charged as an adult in Audrain County with second-degree murder, kidnapping and felonious restraint. The Hannibal Courier-Post reports he entered his not-guilty plea this week as he seeks a new judge and trial venue.
Harvey's parents are charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and kidnapping in the death last December of 20-year-old James William Boyd McNeely.
Eight people are charged in the case.
Authorities said McNeely was killed in the Harveys' Laddonia home. His body was found inside a trailer leased by Harvey's father.