An Independence man is scheduled to go on trial in Ray County on Monday morning in connection with the November 2009 death of a Ray County woman. James Reardon, 26, is facing charges of 1st murder, armed criminal action, and tampering with a motor vehicle. According to court documents, Reardon, along with Erik Zimmerman, 31, and Jennifer Saling, 23, kidnapped and murdered Carol Thomas, 23. Her body was later found in a field near Lawson. Reardon’s five day jury trial is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m.