FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – The woman charged in the murder of a Miami Police officer has pleaded not guilty to her charges.

Tiniko Thompson appeared before a Broward judge Thursday morning.

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Looking relaxed in court, Thompson is determined to fight the charges.

Thompson was arrested a month ago on charges she shot and killed her boyfriend Officer Carl Patrick in their Pembroke Pines home.

Thompson claims he shot himself during a fight.

“You’re attorney has entered a written plea of not guilty on your behalf. I’m going to accept your plea of not guilty…” said Judge Elizabeth Scherer said Thursday.

Watch Joan Murray’s report. 

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Police found Patrick’s body May 9th after going to his home to conduct a welfare check. Thompson was arrested weeks later.

CBS4 was first to report days after the shooting that Thompson was seen on surveillance dropping baby items off at a storage facility.

Weeks after Patrick’s death, his death was ruled a homicide and Medical Examiner said the wound was not self-inflicted.

Thompson is scheduled to appear again in court August 22nd.

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