COLUMBIANA, Ala. (AP) - A 37-year-old man charged with the 2008
slaying of an 11-year-old girl is set to go on trial on a capital
murder charge in Shelby County.
Ryan Gerald Russell is accused of shooting Katherine Helen
Gillespie, a relative who was living with him in a rented home.
Authorities say Russell shot the girl in the head with
.40-caliber handgun on June 16, 2008, and stuffed her body in a
trash can, which was found inside an SUV in the garage of the home.
Shelby Chief Assistant District Attorney Bill Bostick says he
expects jury selection in Russell's trial to start Monday.
Russell, a homebuilder at the time of his arrest, has pleaded
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