Dalton teen pleads not guilty to murder charges

Dalton teen pleads not guilty to murder charges

July 13th, 2011 by Joy Lukachick Smith in Local - Breaking News

A Dalton, Ga., teen charged with strangling his grandmother to death last October pled not guilty at his arraignment this morning.

Joshua Johnson, 16, was charged with felony murder on Oct. 1, after his grandmother, Lorraine Frazier, was found strangled to death on the bathroom floor.

Sheriff's deputies contend the teen strangled Frazier with a cord, but his family has argued that he came home from school and found her body on the floor.

In Whitfield County Superior Court, Johnson pled not guilty to the charge. His trial was set for the November calendar.

Read tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.