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Trial begins for man accused of shooting Arkansas trooper

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The trial for a man accused of shooting and wounding an Arkansas trooper during a traffic stop is set to begin this morning.

67-year-old Herman White is being tried for the March 2012 shooting of Cpl. Pete Penney.

Penney was hit in the abdomen with a .357-caliber slug.

He returned fire, striking white three times.

The trial was originally delayed to allow for a mental evaluation.

White has since been declared capable of understanding court proceedings.

White is charged with first-degree battery of a law enforcement officer.

Penney returned to work in may.

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