Capital trial in Pa. teen's disappearance to open

October 31, 2012 8:32:05 PM PDT
Opening statements are scheduled Thursday in the death penalty trial of a man accused of having killed a suburban Philadelphia teenager and dismembered his body with a chain saw in drug dispute four years ago.

Officials say jury selection was concluded Wednesday in Chester County for the trial of 33-year-old Laquanta Chapman, who is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of 16-year-old Aaron Turner.

Investigators allege that Chapman forced Turner into the basement of a Coatesville home with the help of two other men in October 2008, stripped him naked and shot him multiple times before dismembering the body. They allege that the victim's remains were then left along the road in trash bags for pickup. Turner's remains were never found.


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