Couple charged in New Year’s Day homicide held without bail

Suspects in the New Year’s Day killing of Cheryl Smith, Jack Doherty and Shaylyn Moran are seen in these mug shots, distributed by Pawtucket Police

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A 19-year-old Rhode Island woman charged in connection with the shooting death of her ex-boyfriend’s mother on New Year’s Day has been held without bail.

Shaylyn Moran, of Pawtucket, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder at her Superior Court arraignment Wednesday.

She’s charged in the Jan. 1 death of 54-year-old Cheryl Smith, who was shot in the chest at her Pawtucket home.

Moran’s current boyfriend, 24-year-old Jack Doherty, of Albany, New York, was also held without bail after a judge entered not guilty pleas on his behalf to murder and other charges because of questions over his legal representation.