The teenager charged with murder in connection with the death of a Maine woman whose body was found last month on the side of a road in Cherryfield made her first court appearance Friday by video conference from the Washington County Jail, according to a state official.
Quaneysha Greeley, 19, of New York City waived extradition Wednesday, Assistant Attorney General Leane Zainea said.
Greeley was returned to Machias late Thursday by Maine State Police detectives, Washington County Jail Administrator Rick Rolfe said Friday.
The affidavit remains under seal, Zainea said. She declined to discuss a possible motive.
Greeley was not asked to enter a plea to the charge Friday because she has not yet been indicted by the Washington County grand jury. It next convenes on Sept. 15.
District Court Judge David Mitchell, who presided over the brief hearing at the Calais courthouse, ordered Greeley to be held without bail pending the outcome of a hearing at 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Washington County courthouse in Machias.
Her co-defendant, Carine Reeves, 37, remains jailed in New York City. He is not expected to be returned to Maine until pending assault charges in that state are resolved. That could take more than two years. So far, Reeves has refused to waive extradition to Maine.
The body of Sally Shaw, 55, of New Gloucester was found around dawn July 19 on Route 193 by a passing motorist. Eleven miles away, her abandoned rental car, which had front-end damage, was found at the intersection of Routes 193 and 9.
If convicted of murder, Greeley and Reeves each face up to 25 years to life in prison in Maine. Reeves could be tried in Maine for murder before serving all of his sentence in New York, if he is convicted of assault there.