(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Rico Tavarous Cohn has pleaded not guilty in the 2006 murder of Nina Ingram, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.
Cohn, 26, appeared before Magistrate Ray Reynolds in the small courtroom inside the Washington County Detention Center and, after being advised of the capital murder charge against him, was permitted to enter the not-guilty plea.
Cohn was arrested on June 6 after an anonymous tip led detectives to believe Cohn was possibly involved in the April 2006 murder of Ingram. The 21-year-old woman was strangled at her apartment in Fayetteville, the paper says.
Cohn's arrest is the first in Ingram's murder. His trial is set for Aug. 20.
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