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A man charged in the murder of a Conover couple could face the death penalty if convicted of the crime.
Frederick Hedgepeth, 25, pleaded not guilty in Rowan County Superior County on Wednesday to the June murders of Jerry and Jody Bullin.
Prosecutors said they will seek the death penalty against Hedgepeth.
Hedgepeth is charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon. He allegedly shot the Bullins to death June 2 after making arrangements with the couple to buy a car from them.
Investigators said Hedgepeth hid the Bullins’ bodies in the Ingram Motorsports building in Salisbury and drove away in their 2009 Honda Accord.
Hedgepeth worked at Ingram Motorsports at the time of the shootings.
Hedgepeth’s girlfriend, Alyssa Watts, 20, was later arrested and charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of murder.
Hedgepeth is in Rowan County jail with no bond.