Trial set to start for dad in 4 kids' bridge deaths

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Attorneys prepared for opening arguments in
the capital murder trial of 38-year-old Lam Luong in the deaths of
his four children last year.

The Vietnamese refugee is accused of tossing the kids off the
Dauphin Island bridge following a dispute with the children's
mother, who lives near Bayou La Batre.

Prosecutors prepared for today's opening arguments in Mobile
County circuit court say they will seek a death sentence if Luong's
is convicted.

Over a week ago, Luong pleaded guilty, then reversed that
decision and now pleads not guilty.

The jury consists of 10 men and 6 women, including alternates.

Family members have described Luong as a hardworker who
developed a drug abuse problem in the months leading up to the
slayings.


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