CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK)—The man accused of murdering a woman and putting her body down a mine well on his property will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. on Monday.
Michael Smith was charged with the murder of Cheyenne Johnson back in May of 2021.
Virginia Smith (no relation to Michael Smith) was also charged with first-degree murder, but she will not be arraigned on Monday due to a pending psychological evaluation.
In early May of 2021, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they had located a body in a deep water well. They identified the body through tattoos as belonging to Cheyenne Johnson. Michael Smith originally admitted to shooting Johnson, but a juvenile witness came forward during the investigation and told law enforcement that they saw Virginia Smith shoot Johnson.