An American Fork man was arraigned Monday in the 4th Circuit Court on a charge of manslaughter in connection with the death of Joy G. Kay.

Vern Nicholes, 53, is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Feb. 26 at 1 p.m. Judge Lynn W. Davis set bail for Nicholes at either $2,500 cash or a $25,000 bond. Nicholes posted bail Monday and was released from the Utah County Jail.Kay, 57, Orem, died Jan. 16, 23 days after she was admitted to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center for treatment of bruises, abrasions and a head injury.