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.READ MORE: Body Of Missing Miami Teen Diana Gomez Sanchez Run Found Near Marina
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.Report: 25 AR-15 Rifles Missing From Miami Police Department's Inventory
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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