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The Steuben Courier Advocate
  • Suspects in Pine Street killing plead not guilty

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  • BATH | The two suspects in an alleged murder on Pine Street in Corning were arraigned Tuesday in Steuben County Court, pleading not guilty to the charges against them.
    Horn, 23, of Painted Post, and Morrow, 20, of Corning, allegedly killed Phillip Lough, 28, of Bath, on Oct. 30 in a large vacant home at 222 Pine St. City police discovered Lough's body inside a large kitchen cupboard Nov. 2.
    Horn pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and four counts of tampering with physical evidence.
    Morrow pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon and five counts of tampering with physical evidence.
    The murder charges allege the two suspects intentionally killed Lough, while the weapon charges related to their use of the alleged murder weapon, a fireplace tool holder.
    The tampering charges relate to the suspects allegedly attempting to conceal Lough's body and some of Lough's personal belongings; hiding their own clothing; hiding the murder weapon; and cleaning up the scene of the alleged crime.
    Morrow is next scheduled to appear in Steuben County Court on Feb. 6 for a conference. Horn has a conference scheduled for Feb. 7.
    Both suspects are being held in Steuben County Jail without bail.
    Horn is being represented by Thomas Stahr of the Steuben County Public Defender's Office. Morrow is being represented by Hammondsport attorney Brenda Aston, assigned to him through the Assigned Counsel Program.
    The investigation by New York State Police and the Steuben County District Attorney's Office is continuing.
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