Confessed killer Morris Lynn “Moe” Long II pleaded not guilty to beating his wife to death with a hammer and will stand trial in October. Long did not speak during a two-minute arraignment in Dickson County Circuit Court Wednesday. Public Defender Jake Lockert waived the formal reading of an April indictment for first-degree murder and entered a not guilty plea on behalf of Long. Judge Larry Wallace scheduled Long’s trial for Oct. 8 with an appearance date of July 12. The 23-year-old Long remains in a wheelchair following what police have said was a suicide attempt when he ran into traffic on Interstate 40 the day his wife’s body was discovered in the couple’s home. Long’s arraignment was postponed twice, the first time because court officials were unaware he had been transferred to the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville due to his medical needs after being hit by truck. His second court appearance was postponed because the sheriff’s office was not equipped to transport him while he was receiving IV treatments. Long remained in a wheelchair during his brief court appearance Wednesday. Long was indicted last month for the December death of his 21-year-old wife Ashlee Brook “Sissy” Long, who was found beaten to death in the couple’s Bishop Lane home Dec. 22. A TBI agent testified during a preliminary hearing that Long confessed twice to killing his wife, the first time saying he had smoked marijuana and the second time claiming he had been doing cocaine before beating her in the head with a hammer during an argument, covering her body in their bed and leaving the home. Long remains in jail without bond.