Jury selection in the five-year-old Michelle Reynolds murder case is tentatively scheduled to begin the last week in January — and the entire month of February has been set aside at this point to try the case, said Floyd County Court Administrator Phil Hart.

The case, which has received national media attention, has been through a long road with numerous twists and turns on its way to completion.

Defendants Reynolds and Richard Scott Harper have been indicted twice on the same charges. The case has been sent to the Georgia Supreme Court twice for appellate review and a lead detective was fired during the course pre-trial proceedings — not to mention Harper entering a guilty plea late last year.

Harper was the assailant in the July 5, 2004, murder of Michelle Reynolds’ husband, Thad John Glenn Reynolds, at a warehouse on Calhoun Road.

Police maintain that Reynolds plotted to kill her husband and that the two defendants, who both attended the same church, were having an affair.