Suspect in Ohio slayings of 4 pleads not guilty to murder

Arron Lawson Photo: AP
Arron Lawson

October 20, 2017 02:23 PM

IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A man suspected in the deadly Ohio shootings of a 7-year-old boy and three other relatives and a related non-fatal stabbing has pleaded not guilty to numerous charges including aggravated murder and attempted murder.

Twenty-three-year-old Arron Lawson pleaded not guilty Friday in a Lawrence County court. He was arrested Oct. 13 after a manhunt near Ironton, just south of where authorities found the bodies in a house trailer.

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Lawson also pleaded not guilty to charges of felonious assault, rape, kidnapping, corpse abuse, aggravated burglary, vehicle theft, tampering with evidence and failing to comply with a police officer's order.

A message seeking comment was left Friday for Lawson's attorney.

Lawson is suspected of killing an adult relative, her mother and stepfather, and her son and of wounding her husband.

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