Alleged murderer in court

A Novinger woman facing a murder charge makes an appearance in Adair County Court.

53-year-old Elaine Kay Young is charged with first degree murder and armed criminal action, in connection with the death of her husband, Melvin Griesbauer in March 2006. Young pleaded not guilty Monday morning in her preliminary hearing. Her next court appearance will be in July. Young continues to be held in the Randolph county jail, under two and a-half million dollars cash-only bond.

Katherine Mock, 54, of Cassville, an acquaintance of Young's, is also charged with first degree murder in the case. She is being held in the Adair county jail, under one million dollars cash-only bond.