CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man accused of killing a woman after they attended a concert in suburban Chicago has been released from jail and placed on home monitoring.

James McGhee

James McGhee is charged in the death of missing Gary woman Sidne-Nichole Buchanan. (Credit: FBI)

James McGhee of Gary is charged with first-degree murder in the July 2019 death of 27-year-old Sidne-Nichole Buchanan, the mother of three. Authorities say after a concert in Tinley Park, the 38-year-old McGhee took Buchanan back to his apartment in Gary where he beat her to death.

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Lake Superior Court Judge Diana Boswell on Thursday upheld her Oct. 19 ruling the 39-year-old McGhee was qualified to be released on his own recognizance to home confinement with an ankle monitor because the state took too long to bring him to trial.

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