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Jury seated in Marshall Co. murder trial


Testimony will begin Wednesday in the murder trial for a man accused of killing a Claysville business owner.

A jury was seated just before 3 p.m. Tuesday and the judge was giving the jury some initial instructions as the trial is now ready to begin.

Opening statements were set to begin in the murder trial of 36-year-old Wesley Claude Burgess. Burgess is accused in the murder of Ricky Moody.

Moody was found dead at his Claysville business Motors and Cash in October 2009.

The case went cold for a year and then in November 2010 Sheriff Scott Walls said they had a confession and had Burgess in custody.

In a pretrial hearing, it was learned Moody died of 30 stab wounds, including a cut to his throat and multiple blunt force trauma.

Prosecutors are hoping to make their case without a murder weapon and a motive, but they do have a DNA expert who is expected to testify.

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