Teen accused of killing girlfriend in Spokane pleads not guilty

Teen accused of killing girlfriend in Spokane pleads not guilty
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The teenager accused of killing his girlfriend in Spokane appeared in court for his arraignment on Tuesday.

19-year-old Bryce Thompson pleaded not guilty.

On July 17, Thompson was arrested in Montana for premeditated murder after his girlfriend, 20-year-old Alyssa Dodd, was found beaten to death in their house on East Shannon in the Emerson Garfield neighborhood.

Thompson had allegedly told detectives he came up with plans to kill Dodd several days before her death. During the interview, Thompson told detectives his plan to murder Dodd while she slept, and also admitted he originally planned to kill her sister as well.

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