Teen pleads not guilty to murder charge
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
MEXICO, Mo. (AP) — The 16-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. 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 say McNeely was killed in the Harveys’ Laddonia home. His body was found inside a trailer leased by Harvey’s father.