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Horn murder trial begins

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Brian Horn, 37 Brian Horn, 37
Justin Bloxom, 12 Justin Bloxom, 12
MANSFIELD, La. -

Opening statements began this morning in Mansfield DeSoto in the first-degree murder trial of a Keatchie man accused in the death almost four years ago of a 12-year-old boy.

Six women and six men from East Baton Rouge Parish were selected to hear the case against Brian Horn, 37, in the March 30, 2010 death of Justin Bloxom, of Stonewall.

RELATED STORY - Jury: Can I Send Brian Horn To His Death?

Horn, a twice-convicted sex offender, faces the death penalty if convicted. The jurors were chosen in another parish because of extensive pre-trial publicity.

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