Grandson charged in Evangeline grandmother's death pleads not guilty

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VILLE PLATTE, Louisiana — A Ville Platte man arrested in the death of his grandmother in November has pleaded not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder.

The Evangeline Parish District Attorney's Office tells KATC-TV ( ) that the trial for Christopher Goodley has been set for June 8. Goodley pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

If convicted, Goodley would face a mandatory life sentence.

Goodley's grandmother, Delsy Williams, was reported missing on Nov. 1 after she did not answer several phone calls from family members. A farmer found her dead in a field off Louisiana Highway 29 in Evangeline Parish the next day.

Information from: KATC-TV,

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