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Trial begins for ESL man accused of killing nephew during party

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A southwestern Illinois trial is underway for an East St. Louis man accused of stabbing his nephew to death during a Fourth of July party last year.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that jury selection began Monday in St. Clair County for the trial of 56-year-old Jimmy Davis.

Davis has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder charges linked to the death of 29-year-old Demetric Dowell of East St. Louis.

Authorities have said Dowell was at Davis’ home for a holiday celebration when a fight began.

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