A Mulberry Grove man charged with two counts of murder entered a plea of not guilty in Fayette County Court on Tuesday. 68-year old David Leroy Bright appeared in court for a preliminary hearing. During the hearing, Special Agent Jeff Kline testified during the hearing that cell phone pings provided proof of travel by Bright from Mulberry Grove to Brownstown where he is charged with two counts of murder for allegedly striking James Skinner in the head with a sledgehammer and thereby causing Skinner’s death. Testimony also included that blood evidence was found on clothing owned by Bright. Taking the testimony into consideration, Judge Don Sheafor found probable cause that a crime had been committed. Public defender Bill Starnes and Bright waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in the matter. The defense also requested funds to be able to hire an investigator. A pretrial has been set for March 16 at 10am. Bright is charged with two counts of first degree murder, both of which are Class M felonies and punishable by 20 years to life in prison. Bright remains in the Fayette County Jail on $1 million bond.