The man accused in the murder of Lynn Jackenheimer had his first court appearance in a North Carolina on Tuesday.
Nate Summerfield, 27, was captured in Medina County on Aug. 15 after a nationwide manhunt. He's accused of murdering Jackenheimer over the July Fourth weekend in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
On Tuesday, Summerfield was appointed a public defender and heard the charges against him.
Jackenheimer disappeared over the July Fourth weekend while vacationing with Summerfield.
Summerfield is accused of stabbing and strangling the mother of two to death before dumping her body 30 minutes from their beach cottage.
North Carolina chief assistant district attorney, Nancy Lamb, has been assigned to prosecute Summerfield. But a backlog of cases will likely push any trial proceedings back to 2014.
Summerfield remains in the Dare County Detention Center under no bond.
A Grand Jury hearing is scheduled for September 10.
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