Alma, Wis. - (WXOW) - The man accused of killing a Nelson, Wisconsin woman and hiding her body back in 2017 entered a plea of not guilty Friday.
Randall Merrick, 48, appeared before Buffalo County Judge Joseph Boles.
Back in June, Merrick was arrested on charges of first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Beth Johnson.
She was last seen on Christmas Day 2016. Her remains were found in a Twin Cities suburb last month.
At Friday's preliminary hearing, Merrick pleaded not guilty to homicide as well as a felony charge of hiding a corpse.
His next court appearance is scheduled for September 28.
He's jailed on a $1 million cash bond.