Man Pleads Not Guilty in Cape Girardeau Killings
JACKSON, Mo. - A southeast Missouri man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he killed two people in Cape Girardeau last month.
The Southeast Missourian reports that 22-year-old Kenneth Bell of Cape Girardeau entered the plea at a hearing Monday.
Bell is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Shannon James and Misty Cole. Both were shot to death Feb. 7 inside their apartment.
The next court appearance for Bell is April 18.
Witnesses told police that a confrontation began when James bumped into Bell on a sidewalk. Moments later, James and Cole were shot several times.