SANDPOINT -- A northern Idaho teen accused of killing a romantic rival has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the case against 19-year-old Austin Blake Thrasher will go to trial in July. Thrasher appeared in Idaho's 1st District Court earlier this week.
He is among three Bonner County residents charged in the death of 19-year-old Michael Wyatt Smith. Thrasher's wife, 22-year-old Jennifer Thrasher, and 19-year-old Christopher Garlin face accessory to murder charges.
Detectives received a tip in January that a man was picked up on the pretense of attending a party and driven to the woods, then shot and buried. Smith's body was later found north of Sandpoint.
Authorities allege Thrasher killed Smith over a 16-year-old girl the two had both been seeing.