Woman charged in pregnant mother's death arraigned

June 17, 2011 - 8:13 PM

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A south-central Kentucky woman has pleaded not guilty to charges that she killed a pregnant woman and took her baby last spring.

Warren County Deputy Circuit Clerk Teresa Render said 33-year-old Kathy Michelle Coy of Morgantown appeared in court Friday and entered not guilty pleas to murder, tampering with physical evidence, resisting arrest and two counts of kidnapping.

Judge John Grise set a pretrial hearing in Coy's case for Sept. 19.

The remains of 21-year-old Jamie Stice were found in Warren County on April 14, less than a day after she was last seen leaving her home with Coy. A detective has said Coy was arrested after showing up at a Bowling Green hospital with a newborn baby but no sign of having given birth.