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Published June 13, 2011, 06:41 PM

Jury selection begins

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - Jury selection is underway for the man accused of killing a Moorhead woman nearly 18 years ago.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Forty-six year old Clarence Burcham is charged with first degree murder in the death of 26 year-old Sharon Stafford. He could face life in prison. Prosecutors say he choked Stafford with an electrical cord after a night of drinking. The trial is expected to surround an alleged confession and could last three weeks. Jury selection is expected to last at least a few days.