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Man charged with killing wife, daughter pleads not guilty in Westfield

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Robert Honsch behind a glass window in Westfield District Court during his arraignment. (MassLive / The Republican) Robert Honsch behind a glass window in Westfield District Court during his arraignment. (MassLive / The Republican)
Marcia Honsch (left), and Elizabeth Honsch. (New Britain Police Department) Marcia Honsch (left), and Elizabeth Honsch. (New Britain Police Department)
WESTFIELD, MA (WSHM / AP) -

An Ohio man charged with killing his wife and daughter almost two decades ago pleaded not guilty to one of those slayings in Westfield District Court on Monday.

Robert Honsch was arraigned on a murder charge in connection with the death of his wife, Marcia Honsch. He waived extradition in Ohio and was transferred to Massachusetts this weekend.

The body of 53-year-old Marcia Honsch was found in October 1995 near an entrance to Tolland State Forest in western Massachusetts. She had been shot in the head.

A week earlier, his daughter, 17-year-old Elizabeth Honsch, was found dead behind a New Britain, CT, strip mall.

Both were unidentified until the family went to authorities. The family lived in New York at the time.

Robert Honsch was arrested in July living on Ohio under an assumed name. He had remarried.

He had his case continued until next month in Westfield District Court. Prosecutors say his case will most likely be transferred to Hampden Superior Court and he will be given a different court date.