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Published February 07, 2012, 10:46 AM

Murder trial getting under way in Jamestown

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Jamestown woman.

JAMESTOWN, N.D. (AP) — Jury selection is under way in the murder trial of a Jamestown woman.

Twenty-two-year-old Janelle Cave is one of two people charged with murder and criminal conspiracy in the death of 18-year-old Abdi Ali Ahmed, an immigrant from Somalia. His body was found in a ditch near Spiritwood on April 30, 2011. Authorities say he was beaten and stabbed.

The Jamestown Sun reports (http://bit.ly/wFNhWW ) that 12 jurors and two alternates will hear the case. Testimony is to begin Wednesday. The trial is expected to last about two weeks.

The trial for 34-year-old Leron Howard of Jamestown is scheduled to begin Aug. 7. He also has pleaded not guilty to murder and criminal conspiracy.

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