LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Little Rock district judge has ordered a man be held without bail in the stabbing and burning of a University of Arkansas-Little Rock student.
Judge Alice Lightle on Monday entered a not-guilty plea on Jaquon Beasley's behalf.
Beasley is accused in the death of 20-year-old Jasmine Sheppard, a broadcast journalism student who worked with him at Home Depot in Little Rock.
Police say Sheppard's body was found inside her burning car about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities brought Beasley in for questioning after Sheppard's father told them she had been having problems with him. Investigators alleged that he confessed to the killing.
An attorney in the public defender's office couldn't be reached for comment.