Samson Shelton enters plea

Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty to Attack:

Our favorite part-time teacher, part-time pro wrestler, and full-time psycho, Samson Shelton has appeared in court to enter his plea. This ought to be good…

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) A former teacher pleaded not guilty Friday to trying to kill a student who was found clinging to life in a park.

Samson Shelton, 26, of Smithton, made the plea during an arraignment on one count of attempted first-degree murder which accuses him of attacking 17-year-old Ashley Reeves, the Belleville News-Democrat reported on its Web site.

Authorities allege that Shelton choked Reeves with a belt, injured her neck and left her in a city park, where she spent about 30 hours before being found on April 29.

Investigators have said that Reeves and Shelton had a “relationship.” They haven’t elaborated. School officials have said Shelton was once a teacher at a middle school Reeves attended.

Shelton and his attorney, Justin Kuehn, declined comment to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. A message was left by The Associated Press at Kuehn’s office Friday evening.

He led police to her body, luckily she was still alive, and he pleads not guilty?

I can’t wait to hear the defense on this one.

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