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Justin Stratton murder trial: Day 1

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Jury selection marked the opening day of a first degree murder trial, stemming from a death in 2011.
Justin Stratton of Johnson City is accused of the first degree murder of Gary couch in July 2011.
Investigators say Stratton set up Couch to rob him on Quarry Road in Johnson City, then shot him several times, and ran over him with an SUV.

Prosecutors say that the trial is expected to take three days to complete, and that they plan to call more than 20 witnesses to the stand

If found guilty, Stratton could face life in prison.

 

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