Jo Ann Buchanan Due Back in Court Today

February 17, 2005-- Posted at 10:50 p.m. CST, updated at 7:41 a.m. on 2/18

JONESBORO-- The woman accused of killing a Region 8 girl is due back in court this morning at the Crittenden County Courthouse in Marion.

Jo Ann Buchanan is charged with kidnapping and first degree murder in the death of Patricia Ann Miles, 7, of Gilmore.  Miles disappeared August 15, 2004.  Her body was found in a field five days later.

Jury selection for Buchanan's trial is expected to begin Monday, February 21.  A K8 News crew will be in Marion for this morning's court procedings, and bring you the latest tonight on K8 News at 6.