Kyle DeHart Pleads Not Guilty at Initial Hearing

SYRACUSE, Ind. (WOWO): The initial hearing for Kyle DeHart, who was allegedly involved in Syracuse's double murders last month had, his initial hearing Thursday morning. DeHart pleaded not-guilty to two charges of murder and not-guilty to one charge of obstruction of justice.

According to a probable cause affidavit, DeHart and Brandon Woody went to Tara Thornburg's home on February 19th with the intent to rob and kill her. Authorities say she was able to call police before she died and identify Woody as the shooter. 19-year-old Joshua Knisely was also shot and killed during the incident.

If convicted on all charges, DeHart could serve a maximum sentence of 130 years. DeHart's mother, Joan DeHart was also scheduled to appear Thursday morning, but waived her initial hearing. Official records claim she tried to help Woody evade police and provided him with an alibi. Kyle DeHart remains in the Kosciusko County Jail with no bond. Joan DeHart has bonded out.

Both Kyle and Joan DeHart's per-trials are scheduled for May.