CLAIBORNE COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — Two out of the three people accused in the murder of a Claiborne County man have pleaded not guilty.
Courtney Gilpin and Jimmy Riffe entered their not guilty pleas in court on Monday.
While the third suspect, Patrick Smith is awaiting a public defender.
The body of 28-year-old Aaron Massengill was found in February along Ferguson Ridge Road in Tazewell.
Court documents reveal that detectives spoke to witnesses who overheard a conversation between the three suspects detailing their plans to lure Massengill to a home in Sullivan County, ambush him and steal his truck.
An autopsy revealed Massengill died of a gunshot wound.
The next court date for this case is set for June 4.