Jury selection begins in Phelps murder trial

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Jury selection began Thursday morning, July 18, for the trial of Lloyd Phelps, the Perry man charged with first-degree murder in the death of Patricia “Niece” Knight.

Phelps, 60, was arrested in September 2012 for Knight’s death–six years after the 39-year-old woman was reported missing by her mother, Carol Dean Lockett. The suspect has been held without bond since his arrest.

PHOTO: Lloyd Phelps, left, greets members of his defense team.

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