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Murder trial underway in Port Royal

BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) - The murder trial of Kenneth Williams is underway. He is charged with murder, strong armed robbery and burglary in the first degree. Port Royal police say he killed 81-year-old Jack Koch during a home invasion in September of 2007.

Police said Williams knew Koch and occasionally did yard work for him.

Tuesday began with opening arguments, and prosecution has already called half a dozen witnesses; jury selection was Monday.

WTOC has a crew in the courtroom and will have more information as soon as it becomes available.

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