The former Camp Lejeune Marine accused of killing his wife pleaded not guilty in an arraignment Wednesday.
Cody Richardson is accused of strangling his 21 year-old wife Jessy in the couples Jacksonville apartment.
An autopsy says the Marine wife, who was found strangled to death by police, was lying naked in her bed -- it also says Richardson confessed to killing his wife with a belt, and then leaving her body in the apartment for two days.
A tentative court date has been set for September 20Th.
Richardson is being held without bond.