Prosecutor: Six members of Alabama family killed in fit of anger
A prosecutor says an angry Westley Harris methodically shot and killed six members of a rural family because they wanted to keep him away from his teen-age girlfriend. District Attorney John Andrews discussed the killing of the six family members in opening statements Wednesday at Harris' capital murder trial in Alabama. Defense attorneys disputed the prosecution's account and warned jurors that evidence won't support the case against the 24-year-old Harris. A jury of six men and six women will hear the case. Questioning of nearly 300 potential jurors took more than two weeks. Family members of the victims have been anxious to hear a motive for the killing of the six on August 26, 2002, at a Crenshaw County farm.
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