Colyer pleads not guilty to charges in mother's death

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Bradenton, Fla. - The daughter of a Palmetto woman whose body was found in Levy County is pleading not guilty to charges related to her death.

Kayla Colyer is facing charges for accessory to murder, grand theft, and tampering with evidence.

Her mother, Tricia Freeman, was reported missing in March after her friends said they hadn't heard from her. Her remains were found days later.

Colyer and her boyfriend, Roy Nichols Jr., were arrested in West Virginia in connection to the murder. 

Investigators say Nichols and Colyer stole Freeman's car, dumped her body, then traveled north. Nichols reportedly told investigators the he killed Freeman after a struggle.

Nichols is being charged with second degree murder.