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Published July 31, 2011, 08:47 AM

Trial begins for man accused of killing deputy

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy goes on trial Monday. Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Fairbanks is accused of shooting Deputy Christopher Dewey in the head and midsection Feb. 18, 2009 as Dewey responded to a call.

CROOKSTON, Minn. (AP) — A man accused of killing a Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy goes on trial Monday.

Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Fairbanks is accused of shooting Deputy Christopher Dewey in the head and midsection Feb. 18, 2009 as Dewey responded to a call. The deputy died late last year as a result of his injuries. Fairbanks was indicted on first-degree murder charges.

The trial was moved to Polk County on a defense request for a change of venue. The Forum (http://bit.ly/pXkEzK) says the trial is expected to last up to four weeks.

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