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Kentucky Man Pleads Not Guilty In 1998 Slaying

Kentucky Man Pleads Not Guilty In 1998 Slaying

CREATED Mar 6, 2014

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A southern Kentucky man has entered a not guilty plea to the 1998 slaying of his estranged wife in Bowling Green.

The Daily News reported that 44-year-old Leland Neal Jr. entered the plea during a brief court hearing Tuesday. Warren Circuit Judge John Grise set Leland's bond at $1 million upon his indictment and left the bond in place during the hearing.

Neal is charged with killing Carol Neal in November 1998. A grand jury indicted him on Feb. 26. Only part of her skull has been recovered in McCreary County in the Daniel Boone National Forest.

U.S. Marshals caught Neal in Mexico on February on unrelated charges and returned him to Kentucky on a warrant related to the slaying issued in December 2012.

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