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Jury selection begins in Jones County murder trial

By Victoria Loveless
Published On: Aug 04 2014 06:23:49 PM CDT

Jury selection began in Jones County Monday in the trial of a man accused of shooting another man in the face, killing the victim.

Dennis Sherwood Lewis (pictured), 55, is charged with murder in the shooting death of 62-year-old Edward Bell, known as “Earl” by friends and family.

Bell was found dead outside his home near Pollocksville in January 2011, investigators said. He was shot in the face.

A motive is unclear.