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Published September 27, 2011, 07:07 PM

Opening arguments to begin in Silvernail trial

Wahpeton, ND (WDAY TV) - Opening arguments will start tomorrow morning in the Jeffrey Silvernail murder trial in Wilkin County.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Opening arguments will start tomorrow morning in the Jeffrey Silvernail murder trial in Wilkin County. After 5 days of questioning a 12 person jury has been seated with 2 alternates. Silvernail is accused of shooting his estranged girlfriend, Lori Roberts. He faces both first and second-degree murder charges. If convicted on the first-degree charge, Silvernail will face a mandatory prison term of life without chance for parole. The trial is slated to last through the end of next week.

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