Robert Reese Friar, 35, the man accused of murdering 1 year old Tacari Briggs appeared in Circuit Court Monday, April 22.

According court documents, Friar's case has been continued until May 16, while they assign him a public defender. Friar, who plead not guilty to the charge of first degree murder, is currently being held without bond. Continue to read the Newport Independent for more information as it becomes available.