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Gretna man on trial in murder case

Jury selection for Dekendrick Ford’s trial took place Monday morning, followed by opening statements from prosecutors and the defense attorneys later that afternoon.  
Ford, who turns 29 on Thursday, Aug. 10, is accused of first-degree murder in the 2011 shooting death of his girlfriend, 23-year-old Teresa Manuel.
On Tuesday, prosecutors called witnesses to the stand to give their testimonies.