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Washington County murder trial begins

Published On: Feb 05 2013 05:57:47 AM EST   Updated On: Feb 05 2013 05:57:13 PM EST
JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -

A first degree murder trial began Tuesday in Washington County, Tennessee.

James Henry Allen is charged in the May 2010 shooting death of Richard Carter. He's charged with killing 45-year-old Carter at his ex-wife's home in Fall Branch.

Officers say he confessed to the shooting.

According to the Johnson City Press, jury selection began at 9:00 Tuesday morning.

Allen is currently in jail under a $301,000 bond.