Murder suspects Areli Aguirre-Aveliz and Heidi Wolfe made an appearance in Alexander County Court Friday.

Aguirre-Aveliz, 30, was not granted a bond by Judge Christine Underwood. The maximum possible sentence he faces is the death penalty or life without parole, Underwood said to him in the courtroom.

Wolfe's bond is $1 short of $1 million. Her maximum possible sentence is life without parole. She is 16 years old.

Aguirre-Aveliz and Wolfe are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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