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Trial begins for man accused of dumping woman's body in swamp

Jesse James Murphy, left, is on trial for the murder of Kathryn Keener, right. Jesse James Murphy, left, is on trial for the murder of Kathryn Keener, right.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The case of a man accused of killing a Charleston woman, dumping her body into a West Ashley swamp and burning her car back in August will go to trial this week.

Jury selection began Monday in the murder trial of 23-year-old Jesse James Murphy.  Murphy is accused of shooting and killing 49-year-old Kathryn Keener while she was apparently driving her car.

Investigators say Murphy and Keener had a relationship that involved drugs.

Jury selection is expected to conclude sometime Monday and the trial will either begin Monday afternoon or Tuesday.

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