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Albany child murder trial gets underway


Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of an Albany man charged with killing a 3-year old girl.

26-year old Rico Jones is charged with felony murder in the Christmas 2010 death of Camyria Arnold, his girlfriend's daughter.

Prosecutors say the child died of dry drowning, Similar to water boarding.

Investigators say the child's autopsy also showed that her body absorbed marijuana that Jones was smoking near her Christmas day.

She died two days later.

Officials say the trial should take a week.

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