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Opening Statements To Begin Monday In N.C. State Tailgate Murder Trial

Posted July 28, 2005 3:50 a.m. EDT

— Opening statements are set to begin Monday in the trial of a man accused of killing two people at a North Carolina State tailgating party.

Timothy Johnson and his brother, Tony Johnson, are charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of two young men last fall.

Jury selection was completed Thursday.

If convicted, the brothers could face the death penalty. Timothy Johnson will go on trial first.

The WRAL NewsChannel will carry the opening statements live beginning at 9:30 a.m. Monday. Tune in to digital cable channel 256 or over the air at 5.2.