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PENSACOLA, Florida (AP) - The murder trial of a man charged in the beating death of a former Pensacola News Journal reporter began Monday with jury selection.

William Cormier is charged with first-degree murder in the 2012 robbery and killing of Sean Dugas.

Prosecutors say Cormier bludgeoned Dugas with a hammer and stole his collection of Magic: The Gathering Cards.

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Cormier's twin brother has pleaded no contest to charges of helping him bury Dugas' body in the backyard of their father's Georgia home.

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Court officials said Monday that they hoped to have a jury selected by the end of the day and start opening statements on Tuesday.

Dugas worked at the Pensacola News Journal from 2005 to 2010.

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