Man's Trial for 2012 Slaying Starts Next Week

A Fall River, Massachusetts, man charged with shooting a woman in the head during a drug deal in 2012 heads to trial next week.

The Herald News reports that jury selection for the trial of 23-year-old Brandyn LePage is scheduled to start Monday.

Prosecutors say LePage killed 31-year-old Aja Pascual on Sept. 29, 2012. Pascual was found by police slumped behind the wheel of her car.

LePage has been held without bail since pleading not guilty to charges including first-degree murder.

Police say they found a shirt belonging to LePage with Pascual's blood on it and a revolver with his DNA on it.

LePage's lawyers have questioned ballistic evidence in the case and are seeking information from a Fall River man's Facebook account they say could help clear LePage.

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