Burke Co. teen with alleged ties to ISIS pleads not guilty

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BURKE CO., NC (WJZY) — A Burke County teenager accused of not only killing a man, but also having ties to ISIS has pleaded not guilty. 

Attorneys for Justin Sullivan appeared on his behalf in Federal Court on Wednesday. 

The pleaded not guilty to all charges, which include the murder of his neighbor, 74-year-old John Clark, back in December of 2014. 

19-year-old Sullivan is a self-proclaimed Islamic Convert. 

The Morganton teen was arrested after his father turned him in. 

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