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Jury Selected for Altus Murder Trial

A jury has just been seated in Altus for the first degree murder trial of a man police believe brutally killed an Altus mother of three.
A jury has just been seated in Altus for the first degree murder trial of a man police believe brutally killed an Altus mother of three.

Jury selection got underway Tuesday morning and opening statements and testimony will begin Wednesday morning.

The body of 49 year old Melissa Bost was found in her car parked in an Altus alley in late February 2012. Her dog was also in the car.

In May, 46 year old Manuel Daniel was charged with her murder. Police say they found evidence linking him to the crime in his home.

Sheriff's investigators had questioned him about the murder and said he denied involvement, but he was booked into jail on an unrelated charge.

Bost's clothes were stained with blood and she had broken fingernails and cuts on her hands consistent with defensive wounds.

Police believed she had been killed somewhere else and then driven to the alley.

Daniel was among several persons of interest police investigated before filing charges. He has been held without bond after the judge denied requests for reduced bond.
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