BAY MINETTE, Ala. (CBS/WKRG/AP) Stephen Nodine, a former Mobile County commissioner, has pleaded not guilty to charges he murdered his alleged 45-year-old mistress, Angel Downs.
Nodine waived his arraignment Thursday and his attorney entered the plea for him.
He faces multiple charges in connection with the May shooting.
Downs, a Gulf Shores real estate professional, was found in dead in her driveway by a single gunshot wound to the head.
According to CBS affiliate WKRG, investigators reportedly found a 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the scene, but the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office has not said definitively whether that was the gun that killed Downs.
Nodine was indicted in September and faces a December trial.