FARGO, N.D. — A Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to a murder charge in the death of a woman whose body was discovered in a Fargo town house in mid-May.

KFGO-AM (http://bit.ly/2cqjmbV ) reports that 22-year-old Landon Lauwagie (loo-WAG’-ee) on Thursday also entered a not guilty plea to the charge of gross sexual imposition.

Lauwagie, of Ponsford, Minnesota, was charged in June in the death of 40-year-old Cory Terlecky on or about May 14.

Authorities say in court documents that Lauwagie sexually assaulted Terlecky and that she died of asphyxiation.

Lauwagie is being held at the Cass County Jail. His attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the case Friday.


Information from: WDAY-TV, http://wday.com