Trial date set in Kersh murder case

HOMEWOOD, AL (WBRC) - A trial date has been set for a man accused of killing a Homewood mother.

Monday, a judge set April 18 as the beginning of the capital murder trial against Jocquas Haywood. Haywood was arrested in May in connection with the death of Nadia Kersh.

Prosecutors said they planned to pursue capital murder charges, even though Kersh's body has not been found.  They say they did find enough evidence to arrest and charge Haywood.

Kersh disappeared in 2008. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving work to go to lunch. When she never showed up to pick up her child from daycare, authorities were notified.  

During Monday's pre-trial court hearing, Haywood also changed his attorney.

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