O'Neal Appears In Court for Pre-Trial Hearing

MARIANNA, Fla - A Jackson County man accused of murdering a pregnant woman was back in court Tuesday.

Daimeyon O'Neal, 22, appeared before Judge James Patterson for a pre-trial hearing.

He has pleaded 'not guilty' for the murder of Kaycha Smith, 25.

Smith's body was found behind an old packing house near Malone back in late April.

According to Jackson County Sheriff's investigators, she was shot in the upper torso more than once.

Authorities also said O'Neal was Smith's estranged boyfriend.

O'Neals pre-trial is scheduled for August 22nd.

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