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SUSPECT CHARGED IN RAPE, MURDER OF JAMESTOWN WOMAN DENIED BAIL

A Pennsylvania judge Tuesday ordered Jay W. Buckley, charged in a rape and murder, to remain in custody without bail on homicide and other charges in the fatal abduction of a Jamestown woman two years ago.

Buckley, 37, a Jamestown welder, faces the death penalty if convicted in the slaying of Kathy Wilson, 33. District Magistrate Ruth Mills remanded him to the Warren County Jail following his arraignment in Warren, Pa., after he was brought from Mayville.

She scheduled an initial hearing June 29 on criminal homicide, rape and kidnapping charges and appointed Warren attorney Barry Lee Smith to represent Buckley.

Michael R. Brown, 18, of Falconer, Buckley's alleged accomplice and chief accuser in the case, also is jailed in Warren.

Warren County District Attorney Joseph Massa Jr. declined to comment following the arraignment. Smith couldn't be reached to comment.

In custody since January 1989 for an unrelated burglary, Buckley was charged last October with the slaying of Mrs. Wilson, the mother of three, based on statements of Brown to Pennsylvania authorities.

Abducted May 18, 1988, when she took a lunch break from her job in a Falconer printing shop, Mrs. Wilson was raped before being slain. Her skeletal remains were found in a remote area near Lander, Pa., on Sept. 23, 1989.

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