LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A 15-year-old boy who was shot to death inside his own home was laid to rest on Tuesday.
Gregory Holt's funeral was held just a couple hours after two of the men who police say are responsible for his murder went before a judge. Both Anthony Hogan Jr., 18, and James Mallery, 29, pleaded not guilty.
Friends showed up at 12th Street Baptist Church with memorial t-shirts and hugs for Holt's family before saying goodbye to the boy. His family said it was a good reminder of how many people cared about Holt during his short life. "They're showing love. It shows he was not a bad child. He was a good child," said Holt's great aunt, Brenda Simpson.
According to the police report, Hogan confessed that he and two others shot Holt several times. In court, though, Mallery maintained his innocence. "I'm not guilty. I ain't done none of this," Mallery told the judge.
Mallery also appeared to dislike being made by the judge to sign an order to not have any guns due to Mallery's prior robbery convictions. He told the judge no one found him with any guns. Mallery's bond was set at $1 million.
Hogan also has a prior record, so his original bond of $25,000 was increased to $250,000. It was hard for Holt's family to say whether that's enough right now.
"All I know is whatever they do, it can't be enough because you cannot bring little Greg back. We can't do it," said Simpson. But it won't stop Holt's family from hanging onto their memories.
Both Hogan and Mallery are due back in court later this month. Police are not releasing the name of the possible third person involved in the murder.