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Murder trial of Coy Porter is underway

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Charged with 1st degree murder for killing roommate; Porter says shooting was accidental

By WILLIAM SNOWDEN
editor@thewakullanews.net
The murder trial of Walt McCoy “Coy” Porter got underway this week.
A 12-person jury plus two alternates was selected on Monday, and the trial began on Tuesday with opening statements from the prosecutor and defense.
Porter is charged with first degree murder for the shooting of Michael Scott Lawrence in January 2016. Lawrence was a friend who was living in Porter’s home temporarily.


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