Two men charged in Lexington man's murder plead 'not guilty'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Two men charged in connection to the murder of a Lexington man pleaded 'not guilty' Thursday.

Mark Taylor is charged with Murder and Kidnapping in the death of Alex Johnson. Timothy Ballard is charged with Kidnapping and Evidence Tampering in the case.

Both were indicted by a grand jury.

Lexington police say Johnson was killed in December. His body was later found inside a barrel that had been dumped in the Kentucky river.

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