Suwannee Democrat

July 6, 2013

O’Bryan pre-trial hearing is Thursday

No trial date set for man who attempted to kill former ‘Jane Doe’

Bryant Thigpen
Suwannee Democrat

Live Oak — The man accused of attempting to kill Shannon Wrench, formerly known as “Jane Doe”, is scheduled for pre-trial at the Suwannee County Courthouse on Thursday, July 11. No trial date has been set.

Shawn Patrick O’Bryan, 39, was previously scheduled for trial on Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, 2013, however, O’Bryan’s attorney was awarded a continuance during his pre-trial.

Wrench was found unresponsive and badly beaten off 153rd Road North in Suwannee County on July 16, 2012.

For three weeks and a day, Wrench was in a medically induced coma in a Gainesville hospital, suffering from multiple skull fractures, and major cuts and bruises. Eventually, Wrench started showing vast signs of improvement. She awoke from the coma on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, and on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, O’Bryan, 646 St. Andrews Circle, Rantoul, Ill., was arrested by the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office out of Illinois for attempted first degree murder. O’Bryan was transferred and booked into the Suwannee County Jail on Aug. 20, 2012.

O’Bryan faces a charge of attempted first degree murder.