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May 13, 2003

(Macon-AP) -- Jurors are expected to hear testimony today in Macon in the murder trial of a south Georgia high school teacher who is accused of killing his father 12 years ago with a golf club.

The trial of Bill Scheer was moved to Macon because of pre-trial publicity in Albany. Scheer is a former math teacher at Monroe High School. Scheer was arrested last year on murder charges in the death of 83-year-old William Henry Scheer, a retired Bell Telephone Laboratories inventor.

According to news reports at the time, the father's body was found September 13th, 1990, in a bedroom chair by two maids, dead from an apparent blow to the head from a golf club. Police said there were no signs of forced entry.

District Attorney Ken Hodges said during opening statements yesterday that Bill Scheer killed his father for money.

But Scheer's lawyer, Pete Donaldson, said he had a close relationship with his father.

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