Two men from
in connection with a deadly stabbing early New Years Day have pleaded not
guilty to the charges against them. Pike
One man was killed and two other men wounded in the stabbings that happened in downtown Whitesburg about 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Kentucky State Police say Mike Hogg, 24, of
was killed. David Puckett, 23, of
Jenkins, and Stacy Phillips, 23, of Richmond
were wounded. Thornton
James Huffman, 34 of Pikeville, has been charged with murder and assault.
Patrick Smith, 27, of Greasy Creek, is charged with complicity to murder, criminal mischief, carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence.
Huffman and Smith were arraigned on the charges during a hearing Thursday in Letcher County District Court.
Preliminary hearings for both men are set for next week.
They are being held in the
. Letcher County
Investigators have not released a motive for the stabbings.