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Two Plead Not Guilty in Salina Homicide

Associated Press - January 10, 2014 1:44 pm

Joel Heil (left) and Dane DeWeese (right) were both arrested shortly after the body was found.

Joel Heil (left) and Dane DeWeese (right) were both arrested shortly after the body was found.

Two suspects have pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the death of a 27-year-old Salina mother of four.

The Salina Journal reports 25-year-old Joel Heil and 33-year-old Dane C. DeWeese, of Abilene, entered their pleas Friday and had dates set for their trials in Saline County District Court.

The men are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder in the death Kristin Tyler, who was missing for two weeks before her body was found May 9 off Interstate 135 in rural Saline County.

DeWeese’s trial is set for March 24 and Heil’s trial is scheduled for May 7.

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