Suspect pleads not guilty to murder of Smith family - - Jackson, MS

Suspect pleads not guilty to murder of Smith family

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Timothy Burns pleads not guilty to 2 counts of capital murder, one count of rape and one count of arson.

Burns has a hearing on August 18 at 9am. His trial has been set for November 10.

Family members of the victims were in court on Friday, but would not speak to the media.

Burns made several comments to our crew as he was leaving court. We will have much more on today's newscasts.

Burns is being charged in the deaths of 7 year old Jaidon Hill and his mother Atira, but not in the murder of Laterry Smith, who was killed in the same incident. The indictment revealed for the first time that Atira Smith was also raped.

The search for the Smith family began when their vehicle was found burned out off Highway 18. 

That led investigators to their bodies, found on November 2nd , in a wooded area of Copiah County.

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