Jury selection set woman charged in daughter's disappearance

PHOENIX (AP) - Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday for an Arizona woman charged with murder in the disappearance of her 5-year-old daughter in 2011.

The selection process for Jerice Hunter's trial is expected to take two weeks.

Hunter has pleaded not guilty to murder and child abuse charges in the disappearance of Jhessye Shockley.

Investigators believe Shockley was killed and her body was put in a trash bin days before Hunter reported her missing.

Police say Hunter told police that she left Jhessye with the girl's older siblings while she ran an errand and returned to find her gone.

A landfill search ended without finding the girl's remains.

In 2005, Hunter was arrested on child abuse charges in California and served prison time after pleading no contest to corporal punishment.

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