A murder suspect entered a plea of "not guilty" in his arraignment this afternoon, for charges that he killed a woman more than a week ago. New details also emerged in the case against 50 year old Timothy Grissett, who is charged with murder in the death of 26 year old Tasha Campbell.
Grissett returned to Kenton County one week ago today, after his arrest in South Carolina.
Campbell's naked body was found in the rear bedroom of a home on Hulbert Avenue on July 2nd Her ankles were bound, she had duct tape around her neck and she'd been stabbed several times in the chest and torso. Further tests are needed to determine whether Campbell died of the stab wounds or possible from strangulation.
Grissett was living in that house. He disappeared along with Campbell's car. Grissett's ex-wife apparently told detectives that he'd told her he'd just killed someone and was running away to avoid being arrested. Today, we learned that he told that same story to at least one other person. We also learned that Campbell had gone to Grissett's house for a "date". When pressed, investigators said it appeared the relationship between the two was purely sexual in nature.
Campbell's car was found last Tuesday, July 3rd, in Newberry County, South Carolina. On Wednesday, Erlanger police contacted officers in Newberry to say that Grissett was ready to surrender and he could be found at the spot where he had ditched Campbell's car. When officers arrived, they found Grissett with his hands on his head, ready to surrender.