COVINGTON, La. (AP) - The alleged leader of a Ku Klux Klan group
has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of an Oklahoma woman who police said was killed during an initiation in south Louisiana.
Raymond Foster entered his plea Tuesday in state court in Covington.
A grand jury indicted Foster and three other suspected Klan members in the death of 43-year-old Cynthia Lynch, of Tulsa, Okla.
The judge hearing Tuesday's plea refused to grant Foster's request for bond.
Authorities said Lynch was recruited to join the group over the Internet and was shot to death when a disagreement arose during an initiation in November.