Triple murder suspect enters plea

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/AP) -- A man charged with killing a Nashville woman, her mother and her teenage son pleaded not guilty in the September stabbings.

41-year-old Craig Garber appeared briefly in court on Wednesday. General Sessions Judge Cheryl Blackburn appointed a public defender to represent him.

Garber has been held on a $1 million bond since the killings at the home of 48-year-old Michelle Pinkowski. She, her mother Marylea Jordan and her 14-year-old son Jonathan Culpepper were stabbed to death.

Garber lived in the same neighborhood as the victims.

A court hearing is expected in about six weeks.

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