A Bucks County man charged with killing his girlfriend two months ago in a Falls Township motel was ordered to stand trial during a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
Evan Marquis Smith, 37, of Morrisville, appeared via video before Magisterial District Judge Jan Vislosky who heard testimony from two Falls Township law enforcement officers about the killing of 39-year-old Jamie Beighley. The victim was found brutally assaulted in the New Falls Motel on July 1 and died from her injuries three days later.
District Judge Vislosky ruled enough evidence was presented at the hearing to send all charges against Smith to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas. His next court date was scheduled for Oct. 8.