By JENNIFER FITCH
7:46 PM EST, December 5, 2012
Jeffrey E. Miles Sr., who is charged with killing two people, waived mandatory arraignment Wednesday in the Franklin County (Pa.) Court of Common Pleas and had a not-guilty plea entered on his behalf in the case involving a 17-year-old female beaten to death.
Miles, 49, of State Line, Pa., is charged with criminal homicide in the 1995 death of Waynesboro, Pa., teenager Angie Lynn Daley. Her remains were found in April 2010 on a farm in southern Franklin County.
The same day that Daley’s remains were discovered, law enforcement officials found a Hagerstown woman’s body in the woods off Ninth Street in Waynesboro. Police have charged Miles in the stabbing death of that woman, 29-year-old Kristy Dawn Hoke.
Miles’ court-appointed attorney and prosecutors are scheduled to appear in court Thursday morning to discuss jury selection in the Hoke case. They will work on the wording on forms sent to the jury pool, according to defense attorney Eric Weisbrod.
Weisbrod met with the defendant Wednesday afternoon regarding mandatory arraignment in the Daley case. He said Miles, who is being held without bail in the Franklin County Jail, signed paperwork to waive the arraignment and have a not-guilty plea entered.
Miles’ next court appearance in the Daley case is scheduled for Feb. 15, 2013. Judge Carol L. Van Horn is presiding in that case.
Miles’ trial in the Hoke case is scheduled to start Feb. 4, 2013, with Judge Douglas W. Herman presiding. Prosecutors are taking steps to seek the death penalty in that trial.
The defendant is charged with one count of criminal homicide in each case.
Pennsylvania State Police said Miles confessed to striking Daley in the head three times with a 2-by-4 board and dumping her in a secluded spot.
An autopsy found Hoke suffered multiple stab wounds. Prosecutors have said in court they believe a pair of scissors was used to make those fatal wounds.
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