A 33-year-old Memphis man accused of killing his wife and dumping her body off a bridge has plead not guilty in court Monday to charges of first degree murder and false reporting, and is being held in jail without bond until his next appearance Nov. 7.
Police say Terrence strangled his wife, Karen Boyd-Thomas, in their bedroom and then threw her naked body off a bridge at North Watkins into the Loosahatchie River.
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The body of the 31-year-old mother of two was spotted along the banks of the river Oct. 18.
Terrence Thomas initially reported his wife missing a week before her body was discovered. He filed a missing persons report after she didn't report to work at her downtown job.
The case, though, could turn into a courtroom battle. The defense attorney who represented Damien Echols of the West Memphis 3 and Jesse Dotson of the Lester Street Massacre, is now representing Thomas.
Attorney Gerald Skahan met his client in court for the first time Monday.
FOX13 News reporter Bofta Yimam contributed to this report.