LAS VEGAS -- The man accused of murdering junior high school teacher Marybeth Franta pleaded not guilty Thursday in court.
Mark Franta, the husband of the victim, is accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a desert lot in northwest Las Vegas.
According to the District Attorney's Office, there is surveillance video of Franta dumping his wife's body in the desert area. The prosecutor says it's enough evidence for a presumptive verdict of first degree murder.
The trial has been set for October of 2011.