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Defense Attorney: Kirkpatrick Pleads Not Guilty at Arraignment

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email

The defense attorney for Stathis Kirkpatrick said the teen plead not guilty at his arraignment Monday.

Defense Attorney Derek Mitchell said, besides the plea, Kirkpatrick also plans to make a motion for a psychological evaluation.

18-year-old Kirkpatrick will enter the plea during his Monday 3:00 p.m. arraignment in Red Willow County District Court.

Kirkpatrick, of Bartley, faces charges of first-degree murder, a weapons count, tampering with evidence and unlawful burial in his
friend 14-year-old Kailee Clapp's death. Clapp's burned body was found the evening of Jan. 21 in a Bartley cemetery. She had been reported missing that morning from her McCook home.

Kirkpatrick is being held in the Phelps County jail on $1million bail.

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