Laramie, Wy – A Sheridan man accused of shooting a
teenage girl and stealing her car has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder.
Twenty-two-year-old Stephen Hyatt entered the plea in court Thursday. District Judge John Brackley scheduled a trial for March 28th.
Hyatt allegedly forced 18-year-old Kaleigh Ford, of Sheridan, into the passenger side of her car at an intersection July first. After she fled the vehicle, he allegedly shot her three times.
He was caught the following night in Ten Sleep.
Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to seek the death penalty.