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Lloyd Jones Trial: Angela Allen's Alleged Killer Faces July Court Date

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This undated photo provided by the Sebastian County Sheriff shows Lloyd Jones. Jones, a convicted rapist accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, several days after authorities found Angela Allen's body in a blue, plastic barrel in western Arkansas. (AP Photo/Sebastian County Sheriff)
This undated photo provided by the Sebastian County Sheriff shows Lloyd Jones. Jones, a convicted rapist accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online, pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, several days after authorities found Angela Allen's body in a blue, plastic barrel in western Arkansas. (AP Photo/Sebastian County Sheriff)

FORT SMITH, Ark. -- An Arkansas man accused of killing a 16-year-old girl he met online is slated to go on trial this summer after authorities found her body in a blue, plastic barrel.

During a brief hearing Tuesday, court clerks say Lloyd Jones' trial is scheduled for the week of July 16.

Jones has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in Angela Allen's death this February.

Neither Jones' attorney nor a local prosecutor immediately returned phone calls seeking comment.

Authorities say Jones told investigators that he picked Allen up in February and was making out with her by the Arkansas River. Then, authorities say the 36-year-old Jones violently pushed her into the water after she told him her age.

Authorities say they found Allen's body on land owned by Jones' brother.

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