Man enters plea in Seattle teacher’s death



SEATTLE (AP) — A convicted felon from Georgia has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the Christmas Eve beating death of a Seattle-area high school teacher he had dated.

KING-TV reports that Johnnie Lee Wiggins entered his plea Thursday in the death of Prudence Hockley, a Woodinville High School English teacher.

Hockley was found outside her Seattle home by her 13-year-old daughter.

Georgia authorities say Wiggins served five years at the Coffee Correctional Facility in southeast Georgia for a first-degree assault conviction and was released in 2008. The 48-year-old was a competitive body builder.

The Georgia Department of Corrections says Wiggins was allowed to relocate to Seattle but that permission was revoked in May when police say Wiggins attacked one of his parole officers.


Information from: KING-TV,