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Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Mebane Man Accused Of Killing Daughter

Posted September 19, 2005 7:41 a.m. EDT

— Jury selection is under way for a man accused of killing his 10-year-old daughter.

Investigators say that in May 2004 Rufus Bishop shot his daughter, Myiesha Bishop, then tried to burn the house down with her inside.

Authorities believe an argument between Bishop and his estranged wife led to the incident.

Bishop claims the shooting was an accident.