Murder Suspect Makes First Court Appearance

The man accused of killing a woman found in Makanda earlier this week appeared in court for the first time.

28-year-old Brandon Banks of Cape Girardeau is charged with first degree murder in the death of 40-year-old Marsha Ann Brown. Her body was found near U.S. 51 on Tuesday.

Police say Banks shot Brown to death and the murder likely happened in Jackson County.

Banks is fighting extradition to Illinois, which could slow down the prosecution.

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