Woman accused of cutting corpse heads to court

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • Shaynna Smith Sims returns to court Monday
  • Sims is accused of removing body parts from a body at a funeral home
  • A trial date will be set at Monday's hearing

The woman accused of cutting parts off a woman’s body at a funeral home returns to court Monday.

A hearing to set a trial date for Shaynna Smith Sims was delayed after she fired her attorney in May.

FOX23 began following this story in 2014. Sims former attorney tried to get her charges and evidence quashed in early May.

That request was denied, but a charge of larceny was dropped.

The state hopes to take the case to trial by late 2016 or early 2017.

The judge gave her until June to find a new attorney. Sims was supposed to be in court July 11, but her attorney was not able to make the hearing.

FOX23 will be at the hearing at 1:30 p.m. Check this story and FOX23 News at 5 for the latest from the courtroom.


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