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Jury selection begins in Lincoln Co. homicide case

  • Associated Press
  • April 7, 2014 - 6:50 AM

MERRILL, Wis. — Jury selection begins in Lincoln County for a man accused of killing his wife and hiding her body.

Fifty-year-old Mark Bucki is charged with stabbing and strangling 48-year-old Anita Bucki last April and hiding her body in a Taylor County swamp. Prosecutors say Bucki killed his wife as their relationship deteriorated and planned to have his girlfriend move into his house.

The Daily Herald Media (http://mnhne.ws/1srCZnO ) says 90 potential jurors will be questioned by attorneys Monday. They will cut that number to 15, including three alternate jurors. The panel will be sequestered at a Merrill hotel during deliberations. The trial is expected to last more than a week.

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