Accused Killer Pled Not Guilty

An accused killer pled not guilty to capital murder Tuesday in a Dothan courtroom.

Attorneys for 58-year-old Joseph Holly entered a plea of not guilty because of mental disease.

Holly is charged in the shooting death of 38-year-old James Layton, Jr.

Layton was killed by a shotgun blast as he opened the front door of his home on Saunders Road in July of last year.

Prosecutors claim Holly entered the house illegally by using a key hidden under a doormat.

A March 5 trial date has been set.

Holly is being held without bond in the Houston County Jail.


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