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Man Accused Of Shooting Girlfriend Pleads Not Guilty

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Oct 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-13 13:33:13-04

A Scottsville man who made a public apology on Facebook minutes before the mother of his infant child was shot to death has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

The Daily News reported 23-year-old Ethan Reid made his first court appearance Wednesday since being charged with murder-domestic violence in the shooting death of 20-year-old Kaylah Hodges.

Scottsville Police Detective John Rose said officers called to the scene in Scottsville on October 3 found Hodges shot once in the back on the front porch of a residence.

Police said Reid posted an apology on a Facebook account shortly before the shooting that said in part, "Sorry guys. I'm truly not this bad of a person. I've been pushed to this point over of time."