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Openings Arguments Today in Casey Crowder Slaying Trial

HAMBURG, AR - Opening arguments are scheduled for today in the trial of Kenneth Osburn, who is accused of kidnapping and killing Pine Bluff teenager Casey Crowder.

A jury of four men and eight women was seated Friday at Hamburg.  The trial was moved there because the judge feared publicity in Desha County could make it hard to seat an unbiased jury.  The trial is expected to last all week.

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for the August 27, 2006 slaying of the 17-year-old.  Police say Casey had run out of gas on U.S. 65 near Dumas after visiting her boyfriend at Pickens.

Osburn has maintained he is innocent and said in court Friday that he did not want to discuss a possible plea agreement in which he would serve life in prison.

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