Trial Delayed for Man Accused of Killing Woman in Paragould Home

APRIL 10, 2006 - Posted at 7:46 a.m. CST, updated at 9:23 a.m. CST

JONESBORO, AR - Trial was scheduled to start today in Jonesboro for a Paragould man accused of killing a woman whose body was found inside a home that had burned.  Wesley Jordan is charged with capital murder in the death last May of 36-year-old Lisa Cochran.  However, Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Brent Davis says Jordan's trial has now been delayed until July.

Police said Cochran, who was disabled, died when someone broke into her home and cut her throat before setting her home on fire.

The 28-year-old Jordan was arrested the day after the fire.  He faces charges of aggravated robbery and arson in addition to the murder charge.

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