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Jury selection begins in murder trial of former Houston police officer

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HOUSTON (AP) — Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of a former Houston police officer who took part in a 2019 drug raid that led to the death of a couple and revealed systemic corruption within the police department’s narcotics unit. Gerald Goines faces two felony murder counts for the January 2019 deaths of a married couple, 59-year-old Dennis Tuttle, and 58-year-old Rhogena Nicholas. Prosecutors and defense attorneys began asking jurors about the case on Monday in a Houston courtroom. Jury selection is expected to last several weeks, with opening arguments set for Sept. 9.

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