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Double Murder Trial Begins in Lee County

Posted February 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— The trial of Donald Abercrombie began Monday in Lee County, even though police have never found the bodies of his alleged victims.

Abercrombie is accused of killing 79-year-old Hoyle Smith and 66-year-old Helen Boone in late 1995.

Abercrombie is already in jail after pleading guilty to several charges following a 17-hour standoff in Fayetteville.