Washington Jr. enters plea

WORTH CO., Iowa – A man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death is pleading not guilty to first-degree murder.

Tyrone Washington Jr. is facing that charge in the death of Justina Smith. Authorities say she was stabbed to death early in August by Washington in Northwood.

Tuesday, Washington entered that written plea. According to court records his pretrial is slated for next month with his trial begin October 30th.


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