Phoenix, AZ (KTVK/CNN) - The mother of a 5-year-old found dead in a landfill pleaded not guilty to murder and abuse charges.
Jerice Hunter appeared in an Arizona courtroom Monday. She was arrested last week, nearly a year after she reported her daughter missing.
Prosecutors accuse Hunter of killing the girl and dumping her body in the trash.
She is being held on $500,000 bail.
Her next court date is set for November 1.