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Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - The process of seating a jury for a Rochester murder trial got underway today at the Olmsted County Courthouse.

The panel is being selected to hear the evidence against 28-year-old Malcolm Woods. The Rochester man faces first and second-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting and killing 28-year-old Brandon Arndt at the victim's southeast Rochester residence in October 2018.

Woods is the first of three defendants to stand trial in the case. Prosecutors contend Woods, along with 21-year-old Darian Klindworth-Woods, and 35-year-old Keilah Parson, mistakenly believed Arndt had something to do with a severe medical emergency experienced by their grandmother the day before the fatal shooting.

Klindworth-Woods’ trial is also scheduled to begin today but was postponed, while Parsons is currently scheduled to stand trial next week. They both face second-degree murder charges in the case.

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