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Jury Selection Under Way In Trial Of Accused Fayetteville Cop Killer

Posted September 16, 2002 5:54 a.m. EDT

— Jury selection has begun in the trial of a man accused of killing a Fayetteville police officer.

Quintel Augustine is accused of shooting Officer Roy Turner to death last November. The trial was moved to Brunswick County because of pre-trial publicity.

Augustine could face the death penalty if convicted.

Turner was the first Fayetteville police officer killed in the line of duty in 25 years.