Woman accused in Jaren Lockhart's death, dismemberment returns to court

Woman accused in Jaren Lockhart's death, dismemberment returns to court

GRETNA, LA (WVUE) - The woman accused in the death and dismemberment of Bourbon Street dancer Jaren Lockhart heads back to court.

Margaret Sanchez is scheduled for a status hearing Wednesday in Gretna.

The hearing was scheduled last week, but was postponed due to the ongoing murder trial for her alleged accomplice Terry Speaks.

A jury found Speaks guilty in the killing of Lockhart on June 19. The jury found him guilty of second-degree murder, obstruction of justice and conspiracy to commit obstruction.

Investigators say Speaks and Sanchez lured Lockhart away from a French Quarter club, took her to Kenner and killed and dismembered her. Lockhart's remains washed up on a Mississippi beach in June of 2012.

Sanchez has pleaded not guilty.

A status hearing for Sanchez is set for Wednesday. No trial date has been set.

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