December 13, 2014
the last minute, a surprise hearing has been set for Monday, Dec. 15,
at 10 a.m. in the case of Nathan Summerfield, the Ohio man accused of
strangling and stabbing the mother of his child while the couple
vacationed on Hatteras Island during July Fourth week in 2012.
UPDATE : Surprise hearing set in
Summerfield murder case
By IRENE NOLAN
hearing was announced in a brief Saturday afternoon media release from
the Dare County Sheriff's Office that gave no details.
29, last appeared in court just last Monday for a routine hearing at
which legal motions were heard in the case. The trial in the
first-degree murder case is scheduled to begin on Feb. 2 and is
expected to last a week or two.
Lynn Jackenheimer, also from
Ohio, was last seen alive on the night of July 3, chasing ghost crabs
with her two children. Summerfield later dropped the children off with
relatives in Ohio, and disappeared.
The 13-year-old girl,
Jackenheimer’s daughter from a previous relationship, and the
3-year-old boy, her son with Summerfield, were unharmed. He was
eventually tracked down and arrested on Aug. 15 in an Ohio motel room.
a frantic search by law enforcement officials and friends and family,
Jackenheimer’s body was found on July 14 in the brush off a Frisco
cul-de-sac. She was 33.