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.
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.
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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