Brandon Scott Lavergne was back in court today to answer to first degree murder charges.
The thirty three year old is accused of killing Mickey Shunick earlier this year.
Shunick is also accused of killing Lisa Pate in 1999.
Lavergne pled not guilty in court today and was taken to a courtroom attached to the Parish detention center in Lafayette for the hearing.
Sources say this was done for his safety.
Shunick search organizers say they aren't being given much info.
Margaret Bearb went on to say she and the family are keeping a positive attitude.
They say since no one has found Mickey's body there's a chance she could still be alive.
a trial date could be decided after October ninth.