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Trial to begin Tuesday in murder of North Hills mom

Posted January 27, 2016 5:31 p.m. EST
Updated January 29, 2016 2:14 p.m. EST

— The trial for the high-profile murder of a mother in her North Hills apartment is expected to begin Tuesday.

Jury selection for the Travion Smith case has lasted nearly a month. Smith is charged with killing Melissa Huggins-Jones in May 2013.

Police say the 30-year-old was beaten to death following at break-in. Huggins-Jones' 8-year-old daughter found her.