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Jury Selection to Begin in Ex-Wife's Murder, Dismemberment Trial

Jury selection will begin Wednesday in the murder trial of an Atlantic County, New Jersey woman accused of killing her ex-husband, dismembering his body and hiding the parts in her closet for years.

Loretta Doyle Burroughs stands accused of stabbing her former husband, Danny Burroughs, to death inside the couple's Hamilton Township home in 2007. Prosecutors said she stuffed parts of the 66-year-old man into two containers. He was listed as missing for six years.

Then in 2014, investigators found the remains while inside Loretta Burrough's Ventor home while executing a search warrant for documents related to a embezzlement case. They found the containers in a closet. Officials believe the man's body was moved several times.

The 63-year-old woman is charged with murder and related offenses. She has pleaded not guilty in the case.


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Jury selection is expected to last two days.

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