JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. – A murder trial in Independence will be heard by a Jackson County grand jury.

On June 30, the case against Courtney A. Hackney, 33, was transferred to the grand jury after her indictment. At 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hackney will be arraigned for murder in the second degree and armed criminal action.

Hackney was arrested after police found her aunt beaten to death in her Independence home on May 16.