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Trial begins in 2006 homicide

Posted August 27, 2008 3:33 p.m. EDT

— Jury selection started Wednesday for a man charged with the 2006 beating death of Brenda Fox.

Raleigh police charged Charles Darryl Dickerson with murder after Fox was found in Dickerson's home at 119 S. Pettigrew St. He was arrested three days later in Greenville County, S.C. during a traffic stop.

Investigators said Fox was struck and killed by blunt object. They believe Dickerson knew Fox and that her death was not a random crime.

If convicted, Dickerson could face the death penalty.