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04/05/04

Trial Begins Today in Murder of Former Officer

After a week of jury selection, the trial of a man charged with murdering a former police officer begins today. Thirty-year-old Joseph Williams and another inmate are accused of strangling former Richmond Hill and Thunderbolt police officer Michael Deal in jail in July of 2001.

Deal was in jail for failing to pay child support.

If he's convicted, Williams could face the death penalty.

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