Dwanya Porche Hickerson, 20, pleaded not guilty to the stabbing death of 25-year-old Dee Whigham, a transgender Mississippi woman, CBS News reports.
Hickerson, a U.S. Navy sailor from New Orleans, was charged with capital murder; he is accused of stabbing and slashing Whigham 119 times in a coastal Mississippi hotel room in July.
Whigham had been visiting friends at the time. They found her body in their hotel-room shower.
According to CBS News, Hickerson was identified after a surveillance video was released of a man with his shirt around his neck leaving the hotel room.
Hickerson is being held without bond.
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