(Fox Lake) A Fox Lake woman accused of helping her son hide the body of his girlfriend was a late arrival to the first day of her week-long jury trial. Marjorie Jones appeared at 11:26am Monday, three hours after the 8:30am hearing was scheduled to start. According to court records, Judge Joseph Sciascia noted the foggy weather but set a 2pm deadline for Jones to be in court or have a warrant issued and her bail forfeited. After her arrival, District Attorney Kurt Klomberg requested that a preliminary breath test be administered. Defense attorney Sylvie Dahnert did not object and the court granted the request. The defendant blew a reading of zero-point-zero (0.0). After a recess for lunch it took around 90 minutes for the jury to be selected. Both the prosecution and the defense made opening arguments by midafternoon and the state was able to call its first witnesses before the proceedings concluded for the day. The 65-year-old Jones is charged with Aiding a Felon in connection the December 2016 murder of Sesalie Dixon in Fox Lake. Her son, Laverne Ware Jr is charged with First Degree Intentional Homicide and a two-week jury trial is on the court calendar beginning April 9.
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