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Jury Selection Begins In Triple Shooting Trial

Jury Selection Begins In Triple Shooting Trial

CREATED Jun 9, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Jury selection has begun in the capital trial of a Memphis man charged with fatally shooting his girlfriend and her parents during an argument three years ago.

Sedrick Clayton's trial on three first-degree murder charges started Monday with jury selection.

Clayton faces the death penalty if convicted of gunning down girlfriend Pashea Fisher and her parents in her parents' home in January 2011. Authorities say Clayton got into an argument with Fisher before shooting her parents in their bedroom, then shooting her.

Police say Clayton's 4-year-old daughter was in the house at the time, and that he took her with him before turning himself in hours after the shooting.

Clayton's written offer to plead guilty to the charges and serve life in prison has not been accepted by prosecutors.

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