Suspect in slaying of Ohio college student pleads not guilty

WAUSEON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man charged with killing a college student who disappeared while riding her bicycle has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder charges that carry the possibility of a death sentence.

James Worley was arraigned Thursday in Fulton County. A judge also set a September 2017 trial date.

The 57-year-old Worley has also been indicted on kidnapping, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse charges. He’s been held without bond since being charged last month with killing 20-year-old University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin (JAW’-gihn).

Joughin’s body was found in a cornfield July 22, three days after she was last seen bicycling near her home 20 miles west of Toledo.

Worley’s attorney couldn’t be reached for comment..

Worley was convicted in the 1990 abduction of a woman biking near Toledo.

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