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Jury selection to begin for man accused of killing Toombs Co. teen

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DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL -

Jury selection for the man accused of killing a Toombs County teenager is set to begin Monday in Florida. 

23-year-old Steven Cozzie is charged in the death of 15-year-old Courtney Wilkes of Lyons. Wilkes was found beaten and strangled to death on June 16, 2011 while she was vacationing with her family in Seagrove Beach, Florida. 

The State is seeking the death penalty for Cozzie on the murder charge. He is also charged with aggravated child abuse and kidnapping. 

The trial is expected to last two weeks.

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