Two women, including a Solon resident, were arrested and charged in connection to the 2008 murder of Twinsburg police officer Joshua Miktarian.
Bridget Robinson, of Glenallen Avenue in Solon, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to two charges of obstruction of justice, two counts of attempted obstruction of justice and two charges of tampering with evidence, according to the Cuyahoga County Clerk of Court's Office.
Robinson is the sister of Ashford Thompson, the man convicted of killing Miktarian. Miktarian, who was 33 when he died, had pulled Thompson over on suspicion of drunk driving and for playing loud music. Thompson pulled out a handgun and shot Miktarian several times.
Robinson is accused of trying to free Thompson from his handcuffs after he fled the scene of the July 13, 2008 shooting.
Also pleading Wednesday Danielle Roberson, Thompson's former girlfriend. She pleaded not guilty to two charges of obstruction of justice and one count of tampering with evidence.
Roberson was in the car at the time of the shooting and removed the gun from the car.
According to the Plain Dealer, both women were arrested by the U.S. Marshall's Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force around noon on May 1.
Thompson was convicted and sentenced to death for shooting Miktarian in the head four times during a routine traffic stop.
Bond for both women was set at $50,000.