(CBS/AP) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. - Sheila Eddy, a West Virginia girl indicted in the 2012 stabbing death of her onetime best friend, Skylar Neese, has pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges in Morgantown.
The 17-year-old Eddy was arraigned Tuesday in Monongalia County Circuit Court.
Eddy is charged along with 16-year-old Rachel Shoaf with luring Neese out of her Star City home last July, driving her into the Pennsylvania woods and stabbing her to death at an agreed-upon moment.
Neese's body was found nearly nine months later under branches in a secluded spot in Wayne Township after Shoaf told investigators the truth - and where to find the body. Shoaf told police the girls killed Skylar because they no longer wanted to be friends with her, but the victim's parents believe there was more to it.
Shoaf has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is awaiting sentencing. Prosecutors have said they plan to recommend a 20-year prison sentence for her but she could get as many as 40 years under the law.
Eddy's name became public this month, when prosecutors transferred her case from juvenile to adult court.
The Neese family has said Eddy initially aided them in the search for Skylar and even helped pass out fliers in the neighborhood.