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Jury selection continues in Albany murder trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Jury selection continued Tuesday in the murder re-trial of an Albany man, charged with beating a man to death with a board.

35-year old Tracy Smith's felony murder trial started Monday.

Prosecutors say he and two other men chased 45-year old Jerome Walden into an alley on Edgerly Avenue June 24th, 2011 and beat him with a board with nails in it.

Walden died that August.

In December 2011 a jury convicted Smith of aggravated assault and battery but deadlocked on the murder charge.

The State Supreme Court okayed his re-trial,  rejecting his appeal that it would deny him double jeopardy protection.

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