YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two people accused of the murder of a woman whose body was found in a freezer were in court on Tuesday.
Arturo Novoa and Katrina Layton pleaded not guilty to all three of their charges in a Mahoning County courtroom.
Novoa and Layton are charged with aggravated murder, tampering with evidence and abuse of a corpse. They were arrested after police discovered the body of Shannon Graves inside a freezer in a Campbell home in July.
The two have been in Mahoning County Jail ever since.
Graves’ family reported Graves missing in February.
Graves is the ex-girlfriend of Novoa. The two lived in a Youngstown apartment where prosecutors say Layton assumed Graves’ life after she died.
The $1 million bond set for each in July will continue.
A vigil is planned this week in memory of Shannon Graves.
The event is called Justice for Shannon.
Friends, family and supporters will gather at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 6 at Austintown Township Park.