Man Pleads Not Guilty to Murdering Little Girl

St. Louis, MO – The man accused in the abduction and murder of a six-year-old girl in Valley Park is pleading not guilty to the crime.

Twenty-four-year-old "Johnnie" Johnson was indicted last month for first degree murder in the death of Casey Williamson, of
Valley Park, about 30 miles south of St. Louis. The former resident of the St. Louis suburb Kirkwood also faces charges of attempted forcible rape and armed criminal action.

Police allege Johnson took Williamson from the breakfast table at her father's home July 26th and brought her to an abandoned
glass factory where he planned to rape her.

Johnson returns to court later this month for a scheduling conference. He's being held without bond in the St. Louis County
jail.