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Opening statements begin in Albany murder trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Opening statements began Monday morning in the trial of two men charged with murdering an Albany business owner.

Jordan Harris and Ezekial James are accused of robbing and shooting Walter Phelps at his hardware store in July 2010. He died two months later.

Heather Lanier with the prosecution started opening statements by reviewing the charges for James and Harris.

Four men and eight women jurors were chosen for the proceedings.

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