(CBS/AP) NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. - Two western New York teens are expected to appear in court today in connection with the strangling death of 5-year-old Isabella Tennant, whose body was found hidden in a trash can in Niagara Falls last week.
John Freeman, 16, and Tyler Best, 18, are scheduled to be in Niagara Falls City Court on Friday.
Freeman pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Isabella, who died on a night she was staying at her great-grandmother's home. The great-grandmother considered Freeman a trusted friend.
Best is accused of helping Freeman hide Isabella's body in a garbage can a few blocks away from the great-grandmother's house. He took police there the next morning and has pleaded not guilty to tampering with evidence.