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Trial for 2012 murder begins

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Opening statements and testimony started Tuesday morning for the murder trial of a Savannah man accused of killing 18-year-old Amber Deloach. 

Jury selection wrapped up Monday night after four women were excused. 

Shan Cheley is charged with murder in connection with Deloach's death. Prosecutors and defense attorneys spent most of the day narrowing down the jury pool from more than 40 to just 12 jurors and 2 alternates.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say Cheley strangled Deloach to death in September 2012.

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